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    Natural Gas Exports

    Officials from the Departments of State and Energy testified on their departments' role in energy diplomacy and the permitting process for natural gas exports. The hearing focused on a…

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    Offshore Drilling Challenges

    Principal Deputy Assistant Energy Secretary for Fossil Energy Chris Smith talked about the challenges of offshore drilling in the Gulf and the Arctic with regard to safety and…

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    Response to Typhoon Haiyan

    Officials from USAID and other international organizations testified on the U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. They focused on food, medical, and reconstruction relief…

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    Future of Coal

    Obama administration and coal industry testified on the future of coal and its use as energy source. Several Republican committee members described the administration of waging a…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on U.S. foreign policy. Topics included Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, israel-Palestin relations, and Russia, India,…

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    Deepwater Containment and Response

    Witnesses testified about the future of offshore oil exploration and lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig accident. Among the topics they addressed were enhancements to…

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    Future of U.S. Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Drilling

    Panelists talked about the future of oil and natural gas industries in the wake of the BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. Among the topics they…

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    Findings of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

    At the inaugural meeting of the Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee members and witnesses talked about lessons learned from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the future of…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, Day 2, Morning Session

    National Oil Spill Commissioners and Commission staff deliberated draft findings related to the root causes of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and options to guard against and mitigate…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Report, Day 2, Scientific Experts

    The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill released its preliminary findings on the causes of the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Following opening comments…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Commission Findings, Regulatory Oversight

    Commissioners debated the wording and content of some of its general findings from its subcommittees. They focused on deepwater drilling as part of a national energy policy, oil spill…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Commission Findings, History and Future

    Commissioners debated the wording and content of some of its general findings from its subcommittees. They focused on deepwater drilling as part of a national energy policy, worker and…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Commission, Opening

    Witnesses spoke at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling’s third series of meetings. Following opening remarks by commission…

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    Regulatory Oversight of Offshore Drilling, Panel 1

    Witnesses spoke about prevention and response to future offshore oil spills at the National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling meeting. The first panel…

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    Regulatory Oversight of Offshore Drilling, Panel 4

    Witnesses spoke about prevention of and response to future offshore oil spills at the National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling meeting. The fourth…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Commission Hearing, Day 2, Status Update

    Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Interior Department talked about what their respective agencies were…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Commission Meeting, Public Panel

    Citizens spoke about the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on their lives at the first meeting of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Commission Meeting, BP and Federal Government Officials

    Federal government officials and a representative from BP gave updates on the status of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and clean up. Among the topics they addressed were containment…

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