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Sen. Boxer Announces Plans for Climate Change Caucus

Dec 12, 2012
(The Hill)

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she's forming a "climate change caucus," and argues that Hurricane Sandy "changed a lot of minds" on the topic.

The move signals that Democrats might again be ready to aggressively promote bills to curb greenhouse gas emissions, even as the political prospects for global warming legislation remain remote in Congress.

"I am going to form a climate change caucus, because people are coming up to me, they really want to get into this. I think Sandy changed a lot of minds," Boxer told reporters in the Capitol.