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Dec. 5, 2007

Former CIA Director James Woolsey came to Virginia Tech this week in his new role as a member of the National Commission on Energy Policy.  His appearance at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Blacksburg, Va. was part of the university's continuing Energy and Environment Speaker Series. His topic was energy security.

Woolsey talked about the great northeast power outage in the summer 2003, when a power line mishap in Ohio caused a cascade of outages that eventually left 50-million electricity customers without power.

For more background information, read the related news story.

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It's been said that the war on terror is the first where both sides are getting their money from the same source, meaning the Mideast oil we by helps pay for terrorism.

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It's been said that the war on terror is the first where both sides are getting their money from the same source, meaning the Mideast oil we by helps pay for terrorism.   

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Woolsey said many of the countries that are oil-rich are democracy-poor, because they don't have to answer to their citizens.    

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  • For more information on Woolsey and the Energy and Environment Speaker Series, refer to the related news story.