Climate in Congress (1/23–1/27)


While the White House worked quickly to silence climate science in federal agencies, a long-time ally of EPA transition lead Myron Ebell began the congressional attack on climate science by going after EPA authority. 

Here's what happened in the first week...


Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-6) — a long-time ally of the new administration's chief climate change denier, Myron Ebell — re-introduced a bill that would prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Palmer first introduced the bill in November of 2015, but it never got out of committee. In May of last year, Ebell was the lead author of a letter to Paul Ryan urging him to push Palmer's Anti-Climate bill through the House.


Rep. Luetkemeyer (MO-3) introduced a bill to prohibit U.S. Contributions to International Climate Funds.



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