This AM: "Senate Panel Kicks off Climate Bill Drive"

"A Senate committee on Tuesday launches three long days of hearings on a Democratic climate bill in a bid to further convince an international summit in December that Washington is serious about tackling global warming.

The Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee will kick off Tuesday's hearing at 9:30 a.m. EDT with a panel of heavy-hitters from President Barack Obama's Cabinet: the secretaries of energy, transportation and interior and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Joining them will be the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

According to an EPA statement, the officials will focus on 'creating a system of clean energy incentives' while 'confronting the threat of carbon pollution.'"

Richard Cowan reports for Reuters October 27, 2009.

See Also:

"Senate Climate Bill's Farming, Wildlife Provisions Disappoint Conservation Coalition" (Greenwire)

"The Plots Thicken in Senate Climate Deliberations" (ClimateWire)

"EPA: Climate Bill Could Cost Family $100 Annually" (Associated Press)


"U.S. Seen Needing More Health Preparedness for Climate Change" (Reuters)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009