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Video: Rep. Bartlett's Peak Oil Presentation to the US Congress

On the 14th March Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett made a presentation on Peak Oil to the US Congress. Video from C-SPAN is available in various flavors at the following links:

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A PDF transcript with graphs is also now availaible: (PDF - 300KB)

HTML transcript (no graphs) and further info:

Rep. Bartlett will be giving another Peak Oil related presentation to the US Congress this month. The most likely times are in the evening of Monday April 11th or Thursday April 14th. The exact time may be known on Friday. The speech will be more solutions orientated.

[UPDATE 9 APRIL The most likely date for the next speech is now Tuesday April 19th.]

The last speech was held in a special night session of Congress with very little attendance. The speech received almost no mainstream media coverage. However US residents can now approach their congressperson and ask them what they think we should do about the matters raised in the Congressional record, March 14, Items 54 and 55.

Energy Bulletin contributor Greg Thornwall who has been keeping us up to date with developments suggests:

"I wonder if you could add a note to readers (at least for the folks in the US) to call their Congressman and tell them they should go to the presentation/debate. Also writing a letter to their editor of their local papers about the talk mentioning the elected official's name."

Another short audio interview with Bartlett is available here:
(MP3 - 900KB)

(link on last line corrected on 5 Apr -BA)

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