Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Martin Luther King, III To Testify At Global Warming Hearing

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.

WHAT: Select Committee hearing: "Energy and Global Warming Solutions for Vulnerable Communities.
WHO: Mr. Martin Luther King III, C.E.O, Realizing the Dream, Inc.
Mr. Mike Williams, Board Member, National Tribal Environmental Council
Mr. Amjad Abdulla, Assistant Director General, Ministry of Environment, Energy and Water, Government of the Republic of Maldives
Dr. Eileen Gauna, Professor, University of New Mexico
WHERE: 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC

WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2007, 11 AM ET

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