Monday, October 19, 2009

Senate Environment to Begin Climate Hearings

The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee has announced a preliminary schedule to begin hearings on global warming legislation October 27th. According to committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, left, a markup of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733) could be held the week of Nov. 2 or Nov. 9.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu, U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff will testify. Additional hearings are expected to run through that week. The hearings will be long and packed with guests, very much the way House Energy Chair Henry Waxman conducted his effort. (Frank Maisano)

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