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Letter from Congressman Attacking Climate Scientists Generates Heated Responses

Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat from Arizona and ranking member of the House of Representatives Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, sent a letter to seven university presidents demanding information on funding sources, financial disclosure guidelines, and all draft testimony or exchanges relating to the testimony of certain researchers who have testified before Congress on climate change issues. Grijalva’s letter asked about the climate research and funding for seven scholars:...

Fracking Wins Again in Colorado

The small town of Erie, Colorado narrowly voted down an “emergency” one-year fracking moratorium in a 5-4 vote in January. Erie trustees say instead of imposing a moratorium, they will work with the oil and gas industry to address community concerns about noise, truck traffic, and setbacks from housing while allowing oil and gas development to continue. This is the latest defeat for environmental lobbyists who have attempted to end fracking in Colorado through a series of municipal and county...

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