May 03, 2006 10:44 ET

Capitol Hill News Conference on Oil Depletion, Climate Change, Upcoming Peak Oil and Environment Conference

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2006 -- Congressmen Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) and Tom Udall (D-NM), co-chairmen of the Congressional Peak Oil Caucus and cosponsors of H.Res. 507 announce a Capitol Hill news conference on Thursday, May 4 between 10:00 am and 10:30 am on the Cannon Terrace to discuss Sustainable Energy Forum 2006: "Peak Oil and the Environment." The University of Maryland's Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology Program is hosting this three-day conference about the implications of two impending crises -- the coming peak in worldwide oil production and the continuing disruption of ecosystems due to global climate change.

The Sustainable Energy Forum 2006: "Peak Oil and the Environment" will be held on May 7-9 at the Marvin Center, 800 21st Street NW, Washington, DC. It will bring together the world's leading sustainability thinkers for a discussion of the environmental and social ramifications of tomorrow's energy options including: biofuels, non-conventional oil, coal liquefaction, renewables and nuclear. For more information, visit

Members of Congress participating in the Capitol Hill news conference:

--  Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), co-chair, Congressional Peak Oil Caucus
    Contact: Lisa Lyons Wright at 202-225-2417
--  Rep. Tom Udall (D-NM), co-chair, Congressional Peak Oil Caucus
    Contact: Marissa Padilla at 202-225-6190
Other news conference participant speakers from Sustainable Energy Forum 2006:
--  Dr. Norma Allewell, Dean, College of Chemical and Life Sciences,
    University of Maryland (UMCP) on behalf of the University of Maryland
--  Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute (EPI)
--  Dan Lashof, Deputy Director, NRDC Climate Center, Natural Resources
    Defense Council (NRDC)
--  Roger Bezdek, President, Management Information Services, Inc.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Megan Quinn
    Media Relations
    Sustainable Energy Forum
    Tel: 937-260-2377
    E-mail: Email Contact