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Congressman’s Letter Attacking Climate Scientists Generates Heated Responses

Rep. Raul Grijalva, ranking member of the U.S. 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. The Arizona Democrat’s letter asked about the climate research of and funding for seven scholars: geographer...

Sierra Club Representative Misleads in New Mexico Renewable Mandate Hearings

The Sierra Club appears to be hiding its efforts to prevent the New Mexico legislature from freezing the state’s renewable energy mandate at 15 percent. The New Mexico House of Representatives Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee held hearings in late February on House Bill 445, which would freeze the state's renewable power mandate at 15 percent, cancelling a scheduled tightening of the renewable power mandate to 20 percent by 2020. The bill passed the House March 12. State...

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