Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Ranking Members Rush and Waxman Request Testimony From Scientists on Urgent Threat of Climate Change

Mar 19, 2013
Press Release

CONTACT: Debra Johnson
(202) 679-0381

WASHINGTON — Today Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton and Ed Whitfield requesting a hearing with scientists and other experts on the need for action to address climate change, following a hearing earlier this month featuring testimony from utilities on the EPA’s proposed carbon standards for new power plants.

Discussions of climate change were a dominant focus of the March 5th hearing before the Energy and Power Subcommittee, with numerous Republican members questioning witnesses on the impacts of the proposed standard.  Reps. Waxman and Rush write, “We also need to hear from the scientists and technical experts who can inform the Subcommittee about the dangers of man-made climate change and the closing window for effective action.”

The full text of the letter is available below and online here.