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Energy Future Coalition
MAY 16, 2005
1:04 PM
CONTACT: Energy Future Coalition 
Kalee Kreider or Carlyn Foster, Fenton Communications, 202-822-5200
Reid Detchon, Energy Future Coalition, 202-463-8744
AFL-CIO Joins National Security Leaders in Call for New Measures in Energy Bill
Group Urges Action to Reduce U.S. Oil Dependence through Next-Generation Ethanol, Biodiesel and Advanced Vehicles

WASHINGTON -- May 16 -- With the Senate Energy Committee beginning action on energy legislation and gasoline prices still high as the summer driving season approaches, a new group of experts representing an even broader range of political views is calling on Senator Pete Domenici, Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, to cut U.S. oil use through the accelerated introduction of advanced technology vehicles and alternative fuels.

In late March a group of top national security experts sent a letter to the President urging an aggressive program to address America's growing dependence on foreign oil. This week leading experts will be offering further recommendations for a new model of energy production and use. Implementing these technologies through the energy bill and other legislation would jump-start new industries through technological innovation, spurring job creation and economic growth.

WHO: Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President & CEO, Center for Security Policy

C. Boyden Gray, Former White House Counsel to President George H.W. Bush

John D. Podesta, Center for American Progress, former White House Chief of Staff

Richard L. Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation, and former U.S. Senator

R. James Woolsey, Former Director of Central Intelligence

Charles B. Curtis, Former Deputy Secretary of Energy

WHAT: Telephone Conference Call, to phone in please call 800-362-0571. The passcode is "national security."

WHEN: Thursday, May 19, at 11:30 AM EDT

To RSVP for your phone line, please contact Kalee Kreider at or Carlyn Foster at


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