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Sen. Boxer Firms Up Plans for Weekly 'Climate Change Clearinghouse'

Dec 19, 2012
(The Hill)

Senate Democrats — and any interested Republicans — will huddle weekly on climate change in the next Congress in an "open forum" to help craft and support legislation, the plan’s architect said.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told The Hill on Tuesday that the "climate change clearinghouse" will also focus on working with the Obama administration and keeping members of abreast of the latest science.

Boxer said she will co-chair the clearinghouse alongside the chairmen of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Boxer first announced the idea earlier in December, and it crystallized further at a meeting Tuesday, she said.