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Power Play

Fossil Fuels and U.S. Export Strategy

March 1, 2012, 9:30am ET - 11:30am ET

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About This Event

Download this event's presentations:

K.C. Golden, "Coal Export: Northwest Crossroads" (.ppt)

Tom Sanzillo, "Coal Exports: Why Now? Economic Dynamics" (.ppt)

Sara Kendall, "Power Play: Fossil Fuels and U.S. Export Strategy" (.ppt)

See also:

- Video: Panel 2 - The Role of Coal

- Report: Fossil Fuel Exports (CAP)

In speaking about energy in his State of the Union address last month, President Barack Obama called for “an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy, a strategy that’s cleaner, cheaper, and full of new jobs.”

That challenge from the president comes amid changes in the coal, natural gas, and petroleum sectors that are increasing pressures to export fuels that are homegrown in the United States or refined here. The prospect of significant increases in exports of U.S. coal, liquified natural gas, and refined products made from tar sands oil transported via pipeline from Canada is increasingly a subject of heated debate.

This moderated conversation and panel discussion that follows will delve into fossil fuel export questions ranging from the impact on domestic energy prices, to the possible environmental and social effects of export infrastructure, to what the proper balance of U.S. export strategy should be between raw materials and manufactured goods.


Panel One:
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Congressman Edward Markey (D-MA)
John Podesta, Chair, Center for American Progress Action Fund (Moderator)

Panel Two:
KC Golden, Policy Director, Climate Solutions
Sara Kendall, D.C. Office Director, Western Organization of Resource Councils
Brian Lombardozzi, Senior Policy Analyst, BlueGreen Alliance
Tom Sanzillo, Energy Finance Analyst, TR Rose Associates; former New York State Deputy Comptroller
Tom Kenworthy, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund (Moderator)

Coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m.


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