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Fighting Back: Defending Our Public Health

March 7, 2011, 10:00am ET - 11:00am ET

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About This Event

The recent unrest in the Middle East has sent oil and gasoline prices up, yet another reminder of our vulnerability from imported oil. Oil and America's other persistent energy problems demand attention—reducing oil use, protecting our health by reducing air pollution, and boosting our economic competitiveness. Rather than address these challenges, however, House Republicans have substantially cut programs that safeguard public health and invest in clean technologies, and seek to strip the EPA's authority to limit mercury, smog, and carbon pollution. Their proposed disinvestments in energy efficiency and renewable technologies would wave the white flag of surrender in the international race to lead the clean-tech industry in the 21st century.

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund as it hosts Representative Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) who will discuss the fight for energy security and curbing greenhouse pollutants in the larger context as a great moral issue of our time.

Featured speaker:
Representative Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member, House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Introduction by:
John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m.

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Location

Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC20005

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