"Could Coal Lobby Chief Be Probed For Perjury?"

Staff for the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming refused Thursday to rule out possible perjury charges against Steve Miller, the director of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), for sworn testimony he gave Thursday. Miller said the coal lobby group had never opposed House climate legislation, whereas evidence exists that it had.

The testimony came during a hearing probing the forgery of letters to Congress by a subcontractor hired by ACCCE to generate the appearance of grass-roots opposition to the House climate bill.

Zachary Roth reports for TPM Muckraker October 29, 2009.

See Also:

"Coal Industry Knew About Fraudulent Letters" (Politico)

"Pro-Coal Lobby Boss Claims Never To Have Opposed Climate Change Bill" (Huffington Post)

"House Scrutinizes Fake Letters Sent to Congress" (NPR)

Source: TPM Muckraker, 10/30/2009