Obama schedule for Wednesday, June 5

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- President Obama travels to Massachusetts and Florida Wednesday to speak at Democratic events, the White House said.

U.S. oil, gas debate shifts north

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is called on to enact measures that would prohibit oil and gas exploration in an arctic reserve, U.S. House leaders said.

Offshore wind to boost U.S. energy security

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Offering acreage off the coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island to wind energy developers is a boost for U.S. energy security, Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said.

Mass. Senate hopeful Gomez calls opponent Markey 'pond scum'

BOSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez called his Democratic opponent, Rep. Ed Markey, "pond scum" in an interview.

Outrage over 2010 BP spill charge dismissal

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- A member of Congress who led an investigation into the BP oil spill in 2010 expressed outrage that a judge threw out a charge against a former BP executive.

U.S.-Mexico border oil plan clears House

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- A bill that lifts a moratorium on drilling along the U.S-Mexico maritime border has been advanced, the House Natural Resources Committee said.

Democrats' report damns offshore safety

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Democrats on a House energy committee said major risks remain for offshore energy explorers more than three years after the BP oil spill.

Exxon defends Pegasus response

IRVING, Texas, May 8 (UPI) -- All of the freestanding oil from the March oil spill from the Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas has been recovered, Exxon Mobil said.

Oil critics pounce on Arkansas spill

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- The pipeline spill in Arkansas serves as a reminder that oil companies aren't doing a good job of transporting Canadian crude safely, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey said.

Markey proposes halt to oil, gas exports

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- U.S. oil and natural gas should stay in the domestic market to ensure regional energy security, two East Coast Democratic lawmakers said.

Markey tries to keep green sector going

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Cutting the federal budget could make it more difficult for the United States to add renewables to its energy mix, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., said.

Shell's arctic program faces more setbacks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Shell needs to address a series of safety violations revealed by the U.S. Coast Guard regarding the company's work off the Alaskan coast, a U.S. lawmaker said.

U.S. budget woes may cripple energy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Pending cuts to the U.S. budget means some energy policies backed by Republicans may get eliminated, said U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass.

Speculators draw fire for U.S. gas prices

DETROIT, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Speculation in commodities markets is in part to blame for the steady rise in U.S. gasoline prices, a petroleum trade group official said.

High gasoline prices irk U.S. lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. House members introduced a measure that would help curb the impact of market speculators in the energy sector amid high U.S. gasoline prices.
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Ed Markey
Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) speaks at a press conference concerning oil companies' perceived lack of dedication to researching and developing renewable energy sources in Washington on July 31, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jack Hohman)

Edward John "Ed" Markey (born July 11, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district, serving since 1976. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes most of Boston's northern and western suburbs, such as Medford and Framingham. Markey is the Dean of both the Massachusetts and New England House delegations. He is the second-longest serving member of Congress from New England, behind Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

Markey was born in raised in Malden, Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College and Boston College Law School. He worked as an attorney and served in the United States Army Reserve for five years before being elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he served two terms as a state representative. In 1976 he won a crowded special election to succeed deceased incumbent Torbert Macdonald, and took office in November 1976.

In the U.S. House, Markey is a liberal representative who has made energy policy his top priority. He sits on several energy committees and subcommittees, and is the former chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

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