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House Proceeding on Jul 8th, 2008 :: 1:46:55 to 1:50:19
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James L. Oberstar

1:45:07 to 1:46:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James L. Oberstar

James L. Oberstar

1:46:39 to 1:46:55( Edit History Discussion )

James L. Oberstar: infrastructure committee focusing on three critical objectives. ensuring the safety and security of transportation and infrastructure, supporting and expanding investment and combating global warming.

Lois Capps

1:46:55 to 1:47:06( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: the measure before us today, the maritime prevention pollution act of 2008, represents yet another step towards the achievement of this agenda. and i applaud chairman oberstar for his focus

Lois Capps

1:46:55 to 1:50:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lois Capps

Lois Capps

1:47:06 to 1:47:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: and leadership on the most urgent transportation issues confronting our nation. as a chairman of the subcommittee, i rise in strong support of h.r. 802, which would institute the legal changes

Lois Capps

1:47:21 to 1:47:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: needed to bring the united states into compliance with annex six of the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships. this legislation passed the house of representatives

Lois Capps

1:47:35 to 1:47:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: on march 26, 2007 by a vote of 359-48. the bill finally passed the senate with a minor amendment at the end of last month. and that amendment now returns to the house for our consideration.

Lois Capps

1:47:47 to 1:48:04( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: this is a treaty negotiated by the national maritime organization. the united nations body responsible for developing the treaties for regulations for ocean shipping. the convention currently

Lois Capps

1:48:04 to 1:48:16( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: has six annexes limiting various forms of pollution from ships. number six negotiated control of air pollution and has been in force since 2005. with the enactment of h.r. 802, the united states

Lois Capps

1:48:16 to 1:48:29( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: would finally align our nation's laws to comply with this annex. among other measures, annex six imposes limits on the sulphur content of the fuel utilized by ships, limits the emission of

Lois Capps

1:48:29 to 1:48:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: nitrogen oxides and prohibits the release of substances that deplete atmospheric ozone. ships are the last major, nonregulated source of ozone depleting emissions and they are a growing threat

Lois Capps

1:48:47 to 1:48:59( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: to the world's air quality. in fact, some estimates suggest that the emissions of sulphur oxide from ships may now exide the combined output from all the cars, trucks and buses in the world. unfortunately,

Lois Capps

1:48:59 to 1:49:12( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: the emission standards imposed by annex six are still very moderate. as a result, the united states has been working with our international partners to strengthen the annex's emissions controls through

Lois Capps

1:49:12 to 1:49:26( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: the development of new amendments. these proposed amendments which are now under consideration by the i.m.o., would reus -- reduce sulphur content in fuel to 3.5% in 2012 and require subsequent

Lois Capps

1:49:26 to 1:49:38( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: reductions through 2020. a vote is scheduled on these new amendments by the current parties in october of this year. critically, if the united states has not deposited with i.m.o. its instrument

Lois Capps

1:49:38 to 1:49:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: of ratification of annex six, at least three months prior to that vote, the united states will not be allowed to vote for the strengthening of emission controls that we have worked to

Lois Capps

1:49:51 to 1:50:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: craft. mr. speaker, implementation of the united states annex six offers us the first opportunity to limit emissions from ships further by joining this treaty now, we ensure that the united

Lois Capps

1:50:05 to 1:50:19( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: states can continue to lead the effort to achieve additional reductions in polluting emissions from ocean-going vessels. i urge my colleagues to adopt h.r. 802 today. and i urge the president

Steven C. LaTourette

1:50:19 to 1:50:35( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: to gn this measure as quickly as possible. and with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland, mr. cummings, yields back. the gentleman from minnesota,

Steven C. LaTourette

1:50:19 to 1:52:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steven C. LaTourette

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