House Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee

Energy and Global Warming Solutions for Vulnerable Communities

1100 Longworth
Thu, 18 Oct 2007 15:00:00 GMT

Martin Luther King III to Discuss Impact of Climate, Oil Dependence on “Vulnerable Communities”

Poor Areas Hit Hardest by Impacts Foreshadow World’s Possible Future

This Thursday Martin Luther King III and others will appear before Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming to discuss how the impacts of global warming and oil dependence hit hardest on America and the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Many of the world’s poorest communities are also the ones most in danger from these twin challenges. Whether it is geographic location in low-lying areas, or rough economic conditions made even worse by unstable or high energy prices, or the severe health effects of a warming earth, global warming and oil dependence hit these communities hard. Witnesses will discuss these challenges, as well as the solutions available to these problems.


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