Wildlife and Oceans in a Changing Climate

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:00:00 GMT

The House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans, led by Del. Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU), will hold an oversight hearing on “Wildlife and Oceans in a Changing Climate.” Witnesses: Panel 1 William McKibben, Author and Scholar in Residence, Middlebury College Joshua J. Lawler, Ph.D., College of Forest Resources, University of Washington Terry Root, Ph.D., Center for Environmental Science and Policy, Stanford University Monica Medina, Acting Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, United States Office J. Christopher Haney, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Defenders of Wildlife

Panel 2 C. Mark Eakin, Ph.D., Coordinator, NOAA Coral Reef Watch, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Satellite Oceanography & Climate Ken Caldeira, Ph.D., Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution of Washington Joanie Kleypas, Ph.D., Institute for the Study of Society and Environment, National Center for Atmospheric Research Dr. Gary Sharp John Everett, Ph.D., Ocean Associates, Inc.

The State of Climate Change Science 2007, Pt. II

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:00:00 GMT

  • House Science, Space, and Technology Committee 2318 Rayburn
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Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 18:30:00 GMT

S.731, to develop a methodology for, and complete, a national assessment of geological storage capacity for carbon dioxide, and S.962, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize and improve the carbon capture and storage research, development, and demonstration program of the Department of Energy.

S. 987, the Biofuels for Energy Security and Transportation Act

Thu, 12 Apr 2007 14:00:00 GMT

  • Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee 366 Dirksen
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Shaping the Message, Distorting the Science: Media Strategies to Influence Public Policy

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:00:00 GMT

Redacting the Science of Climate Change, Government Accountability Project Report

  • Dr. James J. McCarthy, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography, Harvard University, Board Member, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Sheldon Rampton, SourceWatch, Co-Author of “Trust Us, We’re Experts!”
  • Tarek Maassarani, Government Accountability Project
  • Jeff Kueter, George C. Marshall Institute

Access Denied: The Growing Conflict Between Fishing, Hunting, and Energy Development on Federal Lands

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 14:30:00 GMT

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold an oversight hearing on “Access Denied: The Growing Conflict Between Fishing, Hunting, and Energy Development on Federal Lands.” Witnesses: Mr. Steve Williams, President & CEO, Wildlife Management Institute Representative Dan Gibbs, Colorado State Representative, House District 56 Mr. William Hite, General President, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices in the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry Mr. Kinsey M. Robinson, International President, United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Dr. Rollin D. Sparrowe, Board Member, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Mr. Charles E. Greenhawt, Manager, Government Affairs, Questar Exploration and Production Co. Questar Corporation Mr. Stephen P. Mealey, Boone and Crockett Club

Climate Change - International Issues, Engaging Developing Countries

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 14:00:00 GMT


Panel I
  • Jonathan Pershing, Director, Climate Energy and Pollution Program, World Resources Institute
  • Jeffrey Holzschuh, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking – Global Energy and Utilities Group
  • Annie Petsonk, International Counsel, Environmental Defense
  • W. Thomas Stephens, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Boise Cascade, LLC
  • Edward S. Steinfeld, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Bernard Schwartz Fellow and Foreign Editor, Hindustan Times Asia Society

Perspectives on Climate Change: Al Gore

Wed, 21 Mar 2007 13:30:00 GMT

  • Former Vice President Al Gore
  • Global warming skeptic Bjorn Lomborg
  1. An immediate “carbon freeze” that would cap U.S. CO2 emissions at current levels, followed by a program to generate 90% reductions by 2050.
  2. Start a long-term tax shift to reduce payroll taxes and increase taxes on CO2 emissions.
  3. Put aside a portion of carbon tax revenues to help low-income people make the transition.
  4. Create a strong international treaty by working toward “de facto compliance with Kyoto” and moving up the start date for Kyoto’s successor from 2012 to 2010.
  5. Implement a moratorium on construction of new coal-fired power plants that are not compatible with carbon capture and sequestration.
  6. Create an “ELECTRANET”—a smart electricity grid that allows individuals and businesses to feed power back in at prevailing market rates.
  7. Raise CAFE standards.
  8. Set a date for a ban on incandescent light bulbs.
  9. Create “Connie Mae,” a carbon-neutral mortgage association, to help defray the upfront costs of energy-efficient building.
  10. Have the SEC require disclosure of carbon emissions in corporate reporting, as a relevant “material risk.”
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Toward a Clean Energy Future: Energy Policy and Climate Change on Public Lands

Tue, 20 Mar 2007 18:00:00 GMT

The House Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, led by Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), will hold an oversight hearing, “Toward a Clean Energy Future: Energy Policy and Climate Change on Public Lands,” to review the effects of global climate change on public lands and resources as a result of federal energy policies and actions. Witnesses: Panel 1 Dr. Mark Myers, Director, United States Geological Survey

Panel 2 Ms. Deborah Williams, President, Alaska Conservation Solutions; Former Special Assistant to the Department of the Interior, Alaska Dr. Anthony Westerling, Associate Professor, Sierra Nevada Research Institute, University of California, Merced Mr. Auden Schendler, Executive Director, Community and Environmental Responsibility, Aspen Skiing Company Mr. Noah Matson, Director, Federal Lands Program, Defenders of Wildlife Dr. Timothy F. Ball, Chair, Natural Resources Stewardship Project Mr. Robert E. Murray, Chairman, Murray Energy Corporation

  • House Natural Resources Committee
    Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee 1334 Longworth
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Allegations of Political Interference with Government Climate Change Science (Part II)

Mon, 19 Mar 2007 14:00:00 GMT

On Monday, March 19, 2007, the Committee held a second oversight hearing on allegations of political interference with government climate change science. Witnesses at the hearing included the former Chief of Staff of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the current Chairman of CEQ, the Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and a former NASA public affairs officer. At the hearing, the Committee examined evidence of White House efforts to minimize the significance of climate change.


Panel I
  • Philip Cooney, former Chief of Staff, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Dr. James Hansen, Director, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • George Deutsch, former public affairs officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Panel II
  • James Connaughton, Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Panel III
  • Dr. Roy Spencer, University of Alabama in Huntsville

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