10/27/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Energy "Manhattan Project" Needed To Wean US Off Of Oil

CNBC's "Hunt For Black Gold," a documentary special on oil and energy in the United States, aired Wednesday.

In the special, Representative Ed Markey tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, "We are in an energy emergency... on the one hand, are now being held hostage to a global-- price of oil that we increasingly have less control over. And at the same time, we don't have-- a coordinated, long term, energy strategy to get us off of fossil fuels and to move us to a renewable-- agenda."


Later, Markey calls for an energy "Manhattan Project:"

The special airs again this Sunday on CNBC at 10 p.m.