07/24/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Republican Rep: Energy Crisis A Bigger Threat Than Terrorism

Rep. John Peterson (R-Pa.) said Wednesday that the nation's energy problem "is more important and threatening to America's future than terrorism."

During an interview on C-SPAN, Peterson stressed the need for Congress to act now to address the nation's energy crisis.

Amid the partisan bickering on Capitol Hill, Peterson and Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) are leading a bipartisan group of lawmakers seeking consensus on energy legislation.

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