Latest Fact-checks on Edward Markey Edward Markey stated on October 26, 2017 in a statement: Says HIV and AIDS rates have spiked "due to increased heroin and fentanyl use." Edward Markey stated on April 20, 2017 in a tweet: "Trump looking to open up E Coast & new areas for offshore oil drilling when Congress has passed no new safety standards since BP" Edward Markey stated on June 20, 2010 in an interview on NBC's 'Meet the Press': "We only have 2 percent of the oil reserves in the world, and we consume 25 percent of the world's oil on a daily basis." Edward Markey stated on June 15, 2010 in a statement at a hearing of a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee: "Right now every single one of the (oil) companies here today and dozens of others are drilling for free in the Gulf of Mexico on leases that will cost American taxpayers more than $50 billion in lost royalties." Edward Markey stated on June 20, 2009 in a press release.: Says the Congressional Budget Office estimates a cap-and-trade program would cost the average family the equivalent of "a postage stamp a day."