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GAO report on peak oil to be released

Washington, DC -- Congressmen Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) and Tom Udall (D-NM), co-chairmen of the Congressional Peak Oil Caucus, announce a Capitol Hill news conference on Thursday, March 29, 2007 between 11:30 am and 12:00 noon in HC-9 of the Capitol to discuss the release of an embargoed GAO report.

The report will reveal the United States is particularly vulnerable and the United States federal government is unprepared to respond to severe consequences from an increasing risk of significant disruptions to world oil supplies from peak oil and other above ground political and economic factors.

When: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Where: HC-9, Capitol
Time: 11:30 am -12:00 noon

Members of Congress participating in the Capitol Hill news conference:

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), co-chair, Congressional Peak Oil Caucus

Rep. Tom Udall (D-NM), co-chair, Congressional Peak Oil Caucus

Other news conference participant speaker:

Mark E. Gaffigan, Acting Director, Natural Resources & Environment Team

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Editorial Notes: This is a press release from Lisa Wright on Rep. Bartlett's staff. Background: US Congressman says GAO report points to arrival of peak oil. UPDATE: The 82-page report will be posted at the time of the news conference. The report number is GAO-07-283 . UPDATE: The report has been released. See GAO: U.S. needs a peak oil strategy at EB for more information. -BA

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