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  • McVeigh's lawyer donated large defense file to UT

    11/23/2007 11:23:25 AM PST · by P-40 · 16 replies · 1,072+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/21/2007 | AP
    Stashed in 700 feet of boxes tucked away at the University of Texas at Austin lies a detailed look at the case of Timothy McVeigh. He's the Gulf War veteran executed in 2001 for bombing the federal building in Oklahoma City. McVeigh lead counsel Stephen Jones of Enid, Okla., donated transcripts, FBI reports, correspondence, videotapes and other materials to UT a few years ago, but the archive didn't become public until a federal court ruled this month that Jones couldn't claim a charitable tax deduction for the gift. The archive sits in the University's Center for American History. It's a...
  • Pasadena man remorseful about killings captured on 911 call, attorney says

    11/18/2007 11:48:44 AM PST · by P-40 · 42 replies · 299+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/18/2007 | By ALLAN TURNER and DALE LEZON
    The Pasadena man who killed two suspected burglars as they left his next-door neighbor's home did not intend to kill them when he stepped outside with his 12-gauge shotgun, his lawyer said Friday. In portraying Joe Horn as a victim of circumstances, lawyer and longtime friend Tom Lambright called the 61-year-old computer consultant "a good family man" who has been devastated by the Wednesday afternoon burglary and shooting. Killed in the incident in the 7400 block of Timberline were Miguel Antonio DeJesus, 38, and Diego Ortiz, 30, both of Houston. Each had a minor previous brush with the law. Records...
  • Range Fuels building the Nation's First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

    07/28/2007 7:45:52 PM PDT · by P-40 · 89 replies · 1,132+ views
    AutoBlogGreen ^ | 7/5/2007 | Shane Addie
    Cellulosic ethanol is the next step in making a definitive replacement for foreign oil. The reality is becoming ever closer, now in large part due to Range Fuels. The State of Georgia has just awarded them a permit to build the first plant to employ their patented technology to produce 100 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year. Part of the apparent brilliance to the K2 process, as it is called, is that it is a modular design, meaning the processing equipment can be scaled to the need and location, and doesn't necessarily require a monstrous factory. Theoretically, a biomass...
  • Nuclear plants protested outside 'Simpsons' premiere

    07/28/2007 4:23:58 PM PDT · by P-40 · 24 replies · 661+ views
    News8Austin ^ | 7/27/2007 | News 8 Austin Staff
    Environmentalists protested a serious cause outside the Alamo Drafthouse in South Austin during the opening day of The Simpsons movie. Three environmental groups, Public Citizen, The Lone Star chapter of the Sierra Club and SEED Coalition promoted nuclear awareness while dressed as Springfield's finest. Members of the environmental groups say Texas needs to meet its energy needs with renewable sources, not by turning to dangerous sources. "In the past few months the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received numerous applications from companies to build new nuclear plants here in Texas and throughout the nation. We think it's too expensive, too risky...
  • Shell, TXU reach deal for Panhandle wind power project

    07/28/2007 4:21:11 PM PDT · by P-40 · 18 replies · 446+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7/27/2007 | AP
    DALLAS -- Royal Dutch Shell and Dallas-based TXU Corporation agreed to jointly develop a wind-powered electricity generation project in the Texas High Plains on Friday. The proposed 3,000-megawatt project would be situated in Briscoe County, southeast of Amarillo. One megawatt of electricity is enough to light 1,000 homes. The deal between Shell Wind Energy and TXU subsidiary Luminant also commits both sides to work together on other renewable energy projects in Texas. Both companies said they'll also research whether compressed air can be stored and used to drive the wind-driven turbines at times of low winds or peak demand.
  • Trybrids? What is this world coming to?

    07/27/2007 8:55:12 PM PDT · by P-40 · 52 replies · 993+ views
    ZAP ^ | 7/27/2007 | Staff
    The Trybrid cars runs with ZAP Eco-Flex fuel: ethanol E-100, gasoline and/or natural compressed gas in any proportion in the same tank. Check out the Obvio ! 828E 100% Electric version. The Obvio ! 828 achieves a fuel economy of 12.5 km/liter (29.40 mpg) in urban driving and 17.3 km/liter (40.69 mpg) during highway driving when equipped with ZAP Eco-Flexible Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) - 1.6 Liter/115Hp High Fuel Efficiency Also available with Obvio !'s "HIGHPOWERSERIES" 170 and 250 HP engines. (All mileage ratings are estimated with 100 percent ethanol as the assumed fuel source, gasoline should yield...
  • Study: Solar power could add 123,000 new jobs by 2020

    07/03/2007 1:32:27 PM PDT · by P-40 · 172 replies · 1,513+ views
    Business Wire ^ | 7/3/2007 | Staff
    Development of the solar energy industry in Texas would have a significant economic impact for consumers, the environment and workers, according to a study released by the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Opportunity on the Horizon: Photovoltaics in Texas finds the benefits of nurturing the solar energy industry will stimulate the state's economy, reduce the cost of power for consumers and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. "Worldwide, the cost of converting sunlight to electricity is rapidly decreasing. The right public policies, combined with emerging and increasingly efficient technologies in solar power, would create a solid opportunity for...
  • Texas Democratic Senate Candidate Offers Up $10 Million

    07/02/2007 6:16:51 AM PDT · by P-40 · 18 replies · 928+ views
    Political MoneyLine ^ | 7/2/2007 | Political MoneyLine Staff
    Mikal Carter Watts, a San Antonio trial lawyer, has set up an exploratory committee for a race to win the Democratic primary and then take on incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the General Election in 2008. Watts has also filed a statement with the U.S. Senate indicating he intends to expend personal funds totaling $10 million. He listed $3,810,661.81 for the primary and $6,189,333.19 for the General Election, totaling $9,999,995.
  • Company eyes two Texas sites for new nuclear plant

    06/29/2007 9:57:28 PM PDT · by P-40 · 25 replies · 573+ views
    Assoociated Press ^ | 6/29/2007 | AP
    HOUSTON - Exelon Nuclear has identified two possible sites in southeast Texas for a new nuclear power plant. The Illinois-based company is preparing a federal application to build and operate a new plant. Officials said the company hasn't committed to building a plant, but it expects to submit the project application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in November of 2008. The favored prospective site is about 10 miles south of Collegeport in Matagorda County. A secondary site is about 20 miles south of Victoria in Victoria County. Matagorda County judge Nate McDonald said the project would be welcome. The county...
  • 'Home Depot' clause would bar cities from requiring labor sites

    06/28/2007 6:00:10 AM PDT · by P-40 · 78 replies · 1,570+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/27/2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Home Depot is turning to Congress for help. The home improvement company is tired of local governments forcing it to accommodate day laborers who turn up in its store parking lots seeking construction work. The Senate has attached an amendment to a proposed immigration bill that would prohibit city councils from requiring home improvement stores to pay for shelters and services needed to maintain day labor sites. The amendment is sponsored by Republican Senator Johnny Isakson. He says forcing companies to provide those services in order to receive permits is "extortion." But local officials say home improvement companies...
  • DOE Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Grid System

    06/27/2007 8:34:23 AM PDT · by P-40 · 24 replies · 456+ views
    Department of Energy ^ | 6/27/2007 | Department of Energy
    DOE Provides up to $51.8 Million to Modernize the U.S. Electric Grid System Superconductor Research Crucial to Improving Power Delivery Equipment WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced that DOE will provide up to $51.8 million for five cost-shared projects that will help accelerate much-needed modernization of our Nation’s electricity grid. This research will advance the development and application of high-temperature superconductors, which have the potential to alleviate congestion on an electricity grid that is experiencing increased demand from consumers. Making investments to modernize our electricity grid; securing a diverse and stable supply...
  • Texas wins federal funding for wind technology center

    06/26/2007 5:47:50 AM PDT · by P-40 · 16 replies · 317+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/25/2007 | AP
    Texas is one of two states chosen to receive federal support to build wind technology testing centers. The $20 million projects are backed by public colleges. U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman says each project will receive up to $2 million from the Energy Department to test equipment to develop large-scale wind blade testing centers. Selected for the federal funds are the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Partnership and the Lone Star Wind Alliance. The Massachusetts project involves building a center along Boston Harbor. The Lone Star Wind Alliance proposes a test facility just north of Corpus Christi, at Ingleside-on-the-Bay. BP, which has...
  • Church group takes some of the sting out of gas prices

    06/24/2007 12:12:28 PM PDT · by P-40 · 16 replies · 413+ views
    News 8 Austin ^ | 6/23/2007 | News 8 Austin Staff
    One Cedar Park church is reaching out to the community by helping to take the pain out of paying at the pump. Northview Community Church held a gas buydown Saturday at a local Chevron station. The church paid 30 cents per gallon off the price of gas. Church members also cleaned windshields. Pat Green, the pastor of Northview Church, said the buyout was a great way to reach out to people. "We thought, 'Let's go out there and let people know our church is here.' We're a new church so it was a great way to meet a lot of...
  • Bill would require weather radios in mobile homes

    06/21/2007 5:47:50 PM PDT · by P-40 · 55 replies · 1,089+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/21/2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- A Fort Worth congresswoman wants manufactured and mobile homes to come equipped with weather radios. Congresswoman Kay Granger's proposal comes after this week's deaths of at least six people in flooding in North Texas. The Fort Worth Republican is co-sponsoring legislation requiring that every manufactured home be supplied with a weather radio. The radio would automatically carry emergency broadcasts of the National Weather Service. The requirement would be part of the federal manufactured home construction and safety standards. The bill is named after CJ Martin, a two-year-old boy killed in a 2005 tornado. His mother helped get a...
  • Bartender says she was fired for refusing to serve lawmaker

    06/21/2007 5:30:00 AM PDT · by P-40 · 72 replies · 2,375+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/21/2007 | AP
    AUSTIN — A former bartender at a Texas Capitol-area bar has sued her old employer, claiming she was fired because she refused to serve state Sen. John Whitmire when he was drunk. A top aide to Whitmire, D-Houston, said she was present that night at the Cloak Room and called the bartender's allegations about the senator a "complete fabrication." In her lawsuit, Rebekah L. Lear said she lost her job at the bar because she refused to serve Whitmire a second scotch on the night of March 8. Lear also alleges that Whitmire threatened to have her fired. Lear claims...
  • Ronald McDonald House gets a solar boost

    06/20/2007 4:15:11 PM PDT · by P-40 · 1 replies · 158+ views
    Business Wire ^ | 6/20/2007 | Staff
    The new Ronald McDonald House at the Mueller redevelopment in East Austin will be solar-powered. Green Mountain Energy began installing a 10.8 kilowatt (kW) solar array Wednesday on the rooftop of the new home for families of sick children. It's the first solar-powered Ronald McDonald House in the country. The 54 photovoltaic solar panels will power up to 15 rooms. There will also be an educational kiosk to explain how solar energy works and how it contributes to energy efficiency. Green Mountain Energy Company is funding the project through its Big Texas Sun Club, a program where Green Mountain customers...
  • Applied Materials goes solar

    06/15/2007 11:46:43 AM PDT · by P-40 · 9 replies · 530+ views
    News 8 Austin ^ | 6/15/2007 | News 8 Austin Staff
    Graphic courtesy Applied Materials Applied Materials is installing 24.6 kilowatts solar arrays to help generate power. It's the largest solar array ever installed at an Austin business site. Unlike most solar arrays that are on rooftops, this array will be mounted on poles along U.S. Highway 290 East in northeast Austin, clearly visible to passing motorists. Applied Materials will begin installing panels later this year that use a variety of state-of-the-art technologies. The project will generate more than 33,769 kilowatt-hours (33.8 megawatt-hours) annually. This pollution-free energy will eliminate 58,370 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to planting eight acres of...
  • TXU to retrofit coal plants with mercury-control systems

    06/13/2007 11:23:05 AM PDT · by P-40 · 1 replies · 471+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/13/2007 | AP
    DALLAS -- TXU Corporation announced it will add systems designed to reduce emissions of mercury from its coal-fired power plants. The company says it's the country's largest voluntary program to reduce mercury pollution emissions. TXU is scheduled to ask state regulators on Wednesday to approve a new coal-fired plant that's opposed by many environmentalists. TXU was joined in its announcement by private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Texas Pacific Group. The two are trying to close their $32 billion purchase of TXU. Waco Mayor Virginia DuPuy says TXU is making a significant commitment to cleaner air ahead of new...
  • Billionaire plans nation's largest wind farm in Panhandle

    06/13/2007 11:19:59 AM PDT · by P-40 · 72 replies · 1,418+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/13/2007 | AP
    AMARILLO - Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens is planning a wind energy production project for the Panhandle that his people say would be the nation's largest. KVII TV in Amarillo reports Pickens outlined his plans to an invitation-only audience at a close-door meeting Tuesday in Pampa. Mike Boswell is a spokesman for Pickens' Dallas-based Mesa Group. He tells the station that Pickens told the select audience about the water rights Mesa owns in the Panhandle and the amount of wind that blows across the land. He says early plans are to develop most of the generator complex east and northeast...
  • Pricey scratch-off tickets selling faster in poor areas

    06/12/2007 12:06:54 PM PDT · by P-40 · 80 replies · 1,210+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/11/2007 | AP
    Retailers in the state's poorest areas sold about 50 percent more of the priciest Texas Lottery tickets than retailers in the state's wealthiest areas over the past year.That's according to a San Antonio Express-News analysis of Texas Lottery Commission records. Retailers in the state's 10 poorest ZIP codes sold more of the $10, $20, $25, $30 and $50 games than their counterparts in the 10 richest ZIP codes. Taken alone, the $50 tickets, which went on sale May 7, have sold faster in more affluent ZIP codes. But overall, per capita spending on the high-dollar tickets was $25 in the...
  • Offshore wind farm not happening in South Texas

    06/12/2007 12:03:26 PM PDT · by P-40 · 24 replies · 709+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/12/2007 | AP
    HOUSTON -- Plans for what would have been the nation's largest offshore wind farm off South Texas have been canceled. The developer said the multibillion dollar project didn't make economic sense. John Calaway is chief development officer for Babcock & Brown Limited, an Australian investment bank. Calaway says the company last month notified Texas that it's giving up its 30-year lease on nearly 40,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off Padre Island. Calaway was CEO of Houston-based Superior Renewable Energy when the agreement was announced. Superior was acquired last summer by Babcock & Brown. Babcock is proceeding with an...
  • Faker alerts National Weather Service to bogus weather reports

    06/12/2007 8:50:53 AM PDT · by P-40 · 32 replies · 1,020+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/12/2007 | AP
    MILWAUKEE -- Someone has been submitting fictional reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service, causing unnecessary alerts and frightening people. The areas affected have included Milwaukee; La Crosse, Wis.; Chicago; and Lincoln, said Tom Schwein, chief of the National Weather Service's systems and facilities division for the central region in Kansas City, Mo. The person started sending reports in mid-April through an online form on the service's Web site. "We've been detecting a regular pattern of a person who has been submitting false severe weather reports that are constructed in a way that seem very realistic," Schwein said....
  • Congress plans to set example for going green

    06/11/2007 11:49:12 AM PDT · by P-40 · 19 replies · 538+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/11/2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats in Congress say they plan to practice what they preach, by cleaning up the Capitol of its greenhouse gas emissions. The Capitol complex accounts for about 316,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year, equivalent to more than 57,000 cars. And about a third of that comes from the coal used at the Capitol Power Plant, the only coal-burning facility in the nation's capital. But any proposals to eliminate coal would meet with resistance from coal-state senators Robert Byrd of West Virginia and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi also wants to...
  • Girl dies in boating accident on Lake Travis

    06/10/2007 12:54:02 PM PDT · by P-40 · 40 replies · 2,881+ views
    News 8 Austin ^ | 6/10/2007 | News 8 Austin Staff
    A young girl is dead after a boating accident on Lake Travis Saturday. It happened just after 7:00 p.m. in Paradise Cove. Texas Parks and Wildlife says the girl and her father were traveling at a high rate of speed when their boat hit the wake from another boat. Their boat went airborne and came down hard enough to crack the hull. Both the girl and her father were thrown from the boat. She suffered head trauma. He has a broken leg. Both were taken to Brackenridge Hospital. She died from her injuries. The boat kept running at high speed...
  • City gives Las Manitas $750,000 forgivable loan(Austin, TX)

    06/08/2007 6:16:14 AM PDT · by P-40 · 38 replies · 981+ views
    News 8 Austin ^ | 6/7/2007 | News 8 Austin Staff
    Las Manitas restaurant will get the money needed to relocate, remodel and stay in downtown Austin. Austin City Council members voted Thursday to grant the owners, Cynthia and Lydia Perez, a $750,000 forgivable loan that does not have to be repaid if certain requirements are met for a set time period.Las Manitas has been at its current location on 211 Congress Avenue since 1981. Last September, Marriot announced a $185 million hotel complex will be built there. The project will add 1,000 hotel rooms, 600 jobs and is being called the largest hotel development in Austin history. The community rallied...
  • Texas awaiting word on federal wind turbine testing plant

    06/01/2007 8:35:02 PM PDT · by P-40 · 7 replies · 602+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/1/2007 | Associated Press
    HOUSTON -- Texas hopes to get word this month on whether it has won a bid for a U.S. Energy Department wind turbine testing facility -- a prize the state's land commissioner says would boost Texas' position as the nation's leader in wind-generated energy. Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said Texas bid on the project last year and is in the running with Massachusetts. The research and development facility will test wind turbine blades in excess of 200 feet long. Patterson said Texas has several pluses in its favor, including a site near Corpus Christi donated by BP PLC and a...
  • Conserving water? Try a gray water system

    06/01/2007 11:51:08 AM PDT · by P-40 · 32 replies · 927+ views
    AgNews ^ | 6/1/2007 | Edith Chenault
    COLLEGE STATION – When the weather turns dry, Texans may start thinking about the best ways to avoid high water bills and still maintain their landscaping. Gray water may be one option, said Dr. Bruce Lesikar, Texas Cooperative Extension agricultural engineer. Gray water is the water that has passed through showers, sinks, bathtubs or washing machines, Lesikar said. It makes up about half of the water used in the home and normally passes into onsite wastewater treatment systems or city sewer systems. "The typical resident will have about 30 gallons per person per day," he said. Gray water is a...
  • Petroleum industry prepares for hurricane season

    05/27/2007 9:20:35 PM PDT · by P-40 · 8 replies · 441+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/2007 | AP
    HOUSTON -- If you think gasoline prices are high now, consider the eye-popping possibilities if another monster storm pummels the Gulf of Mexico this hurricane season. The petroleum industry has spent nearly two years trying to repair the damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It's had to rebuild the complex web of platforms, pipelines and refineries in a region that produces roughly 25 percent of the nation's oil and 15 percent of its natural gas. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this week it expects a busy hurricane season, forecasting 13 to 17 tropical storms -- up to 10...
  • Bosch Sees Nearly 18% Increase in Common-Rail Sales Worldwide in 2007

    05/27/2007 9:08:34 PM PDT · by P-40 · 11 replies · 587+ views
    Green Car Congress ^ | 5/11/2007 | Staff
    The Bosch Group anticipates increasing sales of its common-rail diesel direct injection technology by nearly 18% to more than eight million systems in 2007, up from 6.8 million last year. Bosch alone has equipped more than 33 million passenger-car and commercial-vehicle engines with this technology since 1997. Ten years ago, Bosch was the first company to put a common-rail system for passenger cars on the market. The first vehicles to feature the technology were the Alfa Romeo 156 JTD and the Mercedes-Benz 220 CDI. In conjunction with turbocharging, the injection system has helped the diesel engine achieve a market breakthrough...
  • Mack Introduces Battery-Operated Anti-Idling System

    05/27/2007 8:55:03 PM PDT · by P-40 · 25 replies · 1,118+ views
    Green Car Congress ^ | 5/24/2007 | Staff
    Mack Trucks has introduced a battery-operated anti-idling system to replace engine idling as a power source for heating and cooling and amenity loads for stationary trucks. The environmental and financial benefits of reducing idling are significant. The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates heavy-duty truck idling in the US consumes 960 million gallons of diesel fuel annually, and the average heavy-duty truck burns 0.8 gallons per hour. According to the EPA, truck idling results in annual emissions of 11 million tons of CO2, 180,000 tons of NOx and 5,000 tons of particulates. The Idle Free system uses a bank of high-efficiency...
  • GE Introduces Hybrid Locomotive Prototype to Public

    05/27/2007 5:29:34 PM PDT · by P-40 · 34 replies · 2,050+ views
    Green Car Congress ^ | 5/27/2007 | Staff
    GE publicly unveiled a prototype hybrid road locomotive at its Ecomagination event in Los Angeles last week. (Earlier post.) The 4,000 hp locomotive uses a set sodium nickel chloride (Na-NiCl2) batteries to capture and store energy dissipated during dynamic braking as well as an on-board fuel optimizer system. GE’s work on the hybrid is one of the projects in the Department of Energy’s Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization efforts, and is one component of a larger GE effort on heavy-duty hybrids that includes buses and very heavy-duty off-highway vehicles such as mine trucks. The energy stored in the locomotive batteries will...
  • Jarrell marks 10-year anniversary of killer tornado

    05/27/2007 11:05:58 AM PDT · by P-40 · 16 replies · 526+ views
    KLBJ ^ | 5/27/2007 | KLBJ
    Today marks ten years since a massive, devastating tornado struck the town of Jarrell in northern Williamson County. Twenty-seven people died on May 27, 1997 when the F-5 twister tore through a subdivision in this tiny town of 1,300 residents. Twelve of those killed were children. The Jarrell tornado was one of twenty-four twisters to hit Central Texas that day. Residents had adequate warning, but most who died in the worst-hit neighborhoods did not have underground storm shelters. Experts say that for those that sought refuge in their homes, even in an interior room, the monster tornado was simply "an...
  • AE & Plug-In Hybrids: Power Coming and Going

    05/26/2007 12:54:10 PM PDT · by P-40 · 80 replies · 1,455+ views
    The Austin Chronicle ^ | 05/25/2007 | Richard Whittaker
    There's a new technology in cars that could save gas and stop construction of new power plants – and Austin Energy is leading the field in its development. In 2003, Austin Energy deputy general manager Roger Duncan was asked by Mayor Will Wynn to find innovative ways to make Austin greener. At the time, AE was struggling over how to manage West Texas wind power. While it's clean energy, the wind doesn't keep to a schedule. Production often peaks at night, when demand is lowest. According to Duncan, the engineers realized that "the automobile battery is the perfect storage for...
  • Profitable, but Clean

    05/26/2007 12:50:47 PM PDT · by P-40 · 5 replies · 511+ views
    The Austin Chronicle ^ | 05/25/2007 | Daniel Mottola
    You could tell by the sleek and stylish recycled-cardboard binder that housed the conference's program and materials that last week's Austin Clean Energy Venture Summit was no business-as-usual venture capital conference. Indeed, it showcased two revolutionary concepts: "clean tech," a burgeoning industry addressing a range of energy needs by tapping new, innovative technology to create products and services that compete favorably on price and performance while reducing environmental impacts, as well as "the utility of the future," a concept nurtured by Austin Energy that brings into harmony green building, an increasingly electrified transportation grid (think plug-in hybrid cars), and an...
  • Senate Homeland Security Subcmte. Hearing on Gulf Coast Housing

    05/25/2007 2:01:41 PM PDT · by P-40 · 5 replies · 359+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 5/24/2007 | none
    Link to Hearing (Real Audio) Senate Homeland Security Subcmte. Hearing on Gulf Coast Housing Potential shortfalls in a Gulf Coast Housing program is the subject of a Senate Homeland Security subcmte. hearing. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) chairs this look at funding for the "Road Home" program, created by the State of Louisiana with White House assistance following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Shortfalls are estimated at more than $3 billion. 5/24/2007: WASHINGTON, DC:
  • Columnist talks about continuity of federal government operations

    05/25/2007 1:54:26 PM PDT · by P-40 · 6 replies · 570+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 5/25/2007 | none
    Jerome Corsi,, Columnist rtsp:// Jerome Corsi,, Columnist Jerome Corsi,, Columnist talks about continuity of federal government operations in case of a national emergency. Earlier this month, the White House issued a national security and homeland security directive, which grants the President new powers in the event of a catastrophic emergency and establishes a National Continuity Coordinator to be prepared for these situations. 5/25/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: 1 hr.
  • Hearing on California's Greenhouse Gas Waiver from the EPA

    05/24/2007 12:02:16 PM PDT · by P-40 · 5 replies · 370+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 05/22/2007 | none
    Link to Hearing (Real Audio) Hearing on California's Greenhouse Gas Waiver from the EPA Edmund "Jerry" Brown Jr., California's Atty. Gen., argues his state's case for a waiver from the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has not yet made a decision on California's 2005 request to regulate greenhouse gases on new vehicles. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) chairs this hearing of Sen. Environment & Public Works Cmte. 5/22/2007: WASHINGTON, DC:
  • House Hearing on Gasoline Prices

    05/24/2007 11:30:14 AM PDT · by P-40 · 27 replies · 729+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 05/22/2007 | none
    Link to Hearing (Real Audio) House Hearing on Gasoline Prices Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) chairs an Energy & Commerce, Oversight and Investigations Subcmte. on gasoline prices, oil company profits, and the American consumer. 5/22/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: 2 hr. 47 min.
  • Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security Secretary, talks about Immigration Bill

    05/24/2007 11:16:34 AM PDT · by P-40 · 15 replies · 426+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 5/23/2007 | none
    Chertoff on C-SPANrtsp:// Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security Secretary talks about the Bush Administration’s work on the immigration bill being debated in the Senate this week and its details. Secretary Chertoff was a part of negotiations on the proposal between the Senate and the White House. 5/23/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: 33 min.
  • American Bar Association Address by Hans Blix

    05/24/2007 9:38:27 AM PDT · by P-40 · 5 replies · 447+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 5/4/2007 | none
    American Bar Association Address American Bar Association Address by Hans Blix Hans Blix, Weapon of Mass Destruction Commission Chairman, was a luncheon speaker at the annual spring meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. His topics included weapons of mass destruction, the Bush administration, and Iraq. 5/4/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: 47 min.
  • Energy Price Hearings - 2006 (OPEC lawsuit threats)

    05/23/2007 9:04:33 AM PDT · by P-40 · 5 replies · 432+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 05/23/2006 | none
    Energy Price Hearing BOXER: 1:29:27 OPEC lawsuit discussion SNOWE: 1:47:51 OPEC wouldn't respond to lawsuit 1:48:15 OPEC would laugh at such a suit
  • Senator buys hospital bed for fellow senator

    05/22/2007 6:02:14 PM PDT · by P-40 · 15 replies · 845+ views
    News 8 Austin ^ | 5/22/2007 | Reagan Hackleman
    It's not unusual to find empty seats inside the senate chambers. What is unusual is to find a hospital bed. "As long as I'm here they can't pass it," Sen. Mario Gallegos, D-Houston, said in regards to House Bill 218 which would require anyone who wants to vote in Texas to present a valid ID. According to his doctors State Sen. Gallegos shouldn't even be in Austin. But, if he had followed their advice that would mean a win for the Republicans. "I'm the eleventh vote on the blockage of 218, the voter ID bill," Sen. Gallegos said. The only...
  • CFA Releases Consumer Survey on Oil Consumption

    05/22/2007 2:10:19 PM PDT · by P-40 · 195+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 5/21/2007 | none
    rtsp:// CFA Releases Consumer Survey on Oil Consumption Consumer Federation of America's Research Director Mark Cooper, Public Affairs Director Jack Gillis, and Executive Director Stephen Brobeck participate in a news conference to release a new consumer survey data on oil consumption. 5/21/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: 21 min.
  • Department of Energy Releases the 2007 International Energy Outlook

    05/22/2007 2:06:55 PM PDT · by P-40 · 13 replies · 282+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 5/21/2007 | none
    rtsp:// Department of Energy Releases the 2007 International Energy Outlook Administrator Guy Caruso, Energy Information Administration, releases its forecast of world energy supply and demand through 2030. 5/21/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: 1 hr. 3 min.
  • News Conference on Gun Microstamping Technology

    05/22/2007 2:02:29 PM PDT · by P-40 · 26 replies · 909+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 5/18/2007 | none
    rtsp:// News Conference on Gun Microstamping Technology Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) hosted a briefing and demonstration at the Rayburn House Office Building Firing Range. Microstamping provides a more effective method to connect bullet casings found at the scene of a shooting with the weapon that was fired. Topics included the role of ballistic evidence and how microstamping could have aided in past cases such as the "Beltway Sniper" and what aid it might contribute in future cases. The briefing was followed by a live firing demonstration. 5/18/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: 1 hr. 6 min.
  • Michael Scheuer, Former Head of CIA’s Bin Laden Unit (Interview)

    05/21/2007 6:55:28 AM PDT · by P-40 · 2 replies · 549+ views
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    rtsp:// Michael Scheuer, Former Head of CIA’s Bin Laden Unit (1996-99) Michael Scheuer, Former Head of CIA’s Bin Laden Unit (1996-99), describes Al-Qaeda’s Worldwide Influence. 4/15/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: 28 min.
  • Woodrow Wilson Center Speech on "Understanding Al Qaeda"

    05/18/2007 1:06:31 PM PDT · by P-40 · 6 replies · 616+ views
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    rtsp:// Woodrow Wilson Center Speech on "Understanding Al Qaeda" Bruce Riedel, Brookings Institution, Senior Fellow and former NSC Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs, gives a speech on "Understanding Al Qaeda" at the Woodrow Wilson Center. 5/7/2007: WASHINGTON, DC:
  • Senate Energy & Natural Resources Cmte. Hearing on Short-Term Energy Outlook

    05/17/2007 11:47:35 AM PDT · by P-40 · 7 replies · 380+ views
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    rtsp:// Senate Energy & Natural Resources Cmte. Hearing on Short-Term Energy Outlook The Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts gasoline to reach $3.01 per gallon this summer. EIA Admin. Guy Caruso testifies about the factors driving high energy prices. He is one of the witnesses at this Senate Energy & Natural Resources Cmte. hearing, chaired by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). 5/15/2007: WASHINGTON, DC:
  • House Hearing on Gun Purchase Laws

    05/16/2007 8:36:56 AM PDT · by P-40 · 10 replies · 797+ views
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    rtsp:// House Hearing on Gun Purchase Laws Gun Purchase Laws Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) chairs an Oversight and Government Reform, Domestic Policy Subcmte. to discuss state and federal gun purchasing laws. Witnesses include: Rachel Brand, DOJ-Office of Legal Policy, Assistant Attorney General; Paul Helmke, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, President; and others. 5/10/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: 2 hr. 58 min.
  • Senate Energy & Natural Resources Cmte. Hearing on Short-Term Energy Outlook

    05/16/2007 8:26:19 AM PDT · by P-40 · 3 replies · 414+ views
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    rtsp:// Senate Energy & Natural Resources Cmte. Hearing on Short-Term Energy Outlook The Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts gasoline to reach $3.01 per gallon this summer. EIA Admin. Guy Caruso testifies about the factors driving high energy prices. He is one of the witnesses at this Senate Energy & Natural Resources Cmte. hearing, chaired by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). 5/15/2007: WASHINGTON, DC: