"House GOP to Disband Global Warming Panel"

"Shortly after Democrats regained their majority in 2006, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi created a special committee to address global warming. Now, one of her Republican successor’s first orders of business will be disbanding it.

A spokesman for House Republican Leader John Boehner, the speaker-designate, said the decision was driven by a desire to cut costs.

Politics also played its part; few Republicans supported the idea of creating a special task force to tackle an issue of which many GOP lawmakers are skeptical."

Tennille Tracy reports for the Wall Street Journal December 21, 2010.

Thursday, December 2, 2010