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House Proceeding on Dec 6th, 2007 :: 0:16:25 to 0:20:13
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global warming for the first time in a serious way in our history. this legislation will accomplish things that will send a signal to the world. in this bill we will increase the fuel economy standards

Edward J. Markey

0:16:25 to 0:16:45( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: of the ve hicles americans drive from 25 miles per gallon to 35 miles per gallon. we will produce enough ethanol and cellulosic fuel that we can substitute for oil that by the year 2030 when

Edward J. Markey

0:16:25 to 0:20:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edward J. Markey

Edward J. Markey

0:16:45 to 0:17:08( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: both provisions are completely implemented we will be backing out twice the oil that we import on a daily basis from opec, from the persian gulf. what a signal to opec. twice the oil from the

Edward J. Markey

0:17:08 to 0:17:22( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: persian gulf eliminated in one vote. and at the same time because of the efficiencies in light bulbs, in heating, in cooling, in furnaces, in all applyanses, in buildings, in homes -- applyanses,

Edward J. Markey

0:17:22 to 0:17:37( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: in buildings, in -- appliances, in buildings, in homes, we will meet our entire goal by the year 2030 in reducing greenhouse gases to protect the planet from global warming. we will meet

Edward J. Markey

0:17:37 to 0:17:50( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: in this one vote 35% of our entire goal between now and 2030. what a moment for this congress. it will unleash a technological revolution in new technology so that rather than importing those

Edward J. Markey

0:17:50 to 0:18:10( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: technologies we will be exporting those technologies. it will send a signal to our consumers that we are not going to stand by and allow them to be tipped upside down and have money shaken

Edward J. Markey

0:18:10 to 0:18:30( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: out of their pocket by opec as the price of oil has gone from $26 a barrel in president bush's first year in office to over $90 a barrel today. every week the american consumers sends $5

Edward J. Markey

0:18:30 to 0:18:42( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: billion overseas to opec and other countries, $5 billion a week. this bill today is really a signal to opec that we now mean business. and it is a signal to the rest of the world that we are serious

Edward J. Markey

0:18:42 to 0:18:58( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: about global warming. and it's a signal to our citizens that we are going to begin to create those new green jobs in our country so that we can produce the products that are going to revolutionize

Edward J. Markey

0:18:58 to 0:19:18( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: the energy sector. so make no mistake about it, as you cast this vote, my colleagues. you are casting the most important energy and environment vote of your career. and you will be remembered

Edward J. Markey

0:19:18 to 0:19:37( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: for this vote. so i ask you to give a signal to the american people that this congress, when the republicans took over in 1995 imported 43% of its oil. now we import 61% of our oil. it just

Edward J. Markey

0:19:37 to 0:19:49( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: keeps going up and up and up. so if we are to turn a corner historically and to engage these issues of energy efficiency, these issues of energy independence, these issues of global warming, this

Edward J. Markey

0:19:49 to 0:20:00( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: is the vote, one vote later on today. i urge an aye vote by all of the members of this body. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: if this were the serious

Edward J. Markey

0:20:00 to 0:20:13( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: effort that our distinguished colleague has just mentioned, the majority would permit amendments, would permit discussion, would permit a conference on this critical issue. if it were the serious

Lincoln Diaz-Balart

0:20:13 to 0:20:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lincoln Diaz-Balart: effort that has been described by the previous speaker. instead we see a process to shut out debate, to shut out amendment, to shut out ideas. that's not the serious evident just described.

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