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Energy Policy

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) discusses fuel economy, peak oil and Tom DeLay

House lawmakers plan to move forward with legislation this week to increase oil and gas supplies, with measures that would expand the nation's refining capacity and open up new offshore areas to natural gas exploration. But some House members, including Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), say the auto industry needs to do its part as well. During today's OnPoint, Bartlett explains why his bill to boost fuel economy standards could see more support in Congress this time around, and how the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) might affect the Republican agenda on Capitol Hill. Plus, Bartlett describes a recent conference he held on peak oil, and his own attempts to educate President Bush on that subject. This episode of OnPoint taped on September 28, 2005.