Cheney wanted cuts in climate testimony

USA Today – July 8, 2008

Politics, once again, rears its nasty head in the discussion of global warming.  I really don’t know what the truth is here and, frankly, I am not sure that I care.  On one side we have a mid-level manager saying that Vice President Dick Cheney forced the changing of testimony but refusing to give much very much detail. On the other side we have a White House spokesman saying the editing process was standard. 

It seems reasonable that Mr. Cheney should have some say on testimony from an Executive Branch organization.  He is the second in command of that branch of government.  It is not obvious to me that he actually changed anything but rather expressed his views.  The way I read this article, it seems that Ms. Gerberding made her statements over the objection of Mr. Cheney.


Senators to Watch on Global Warming

Environmental Defense – January 23, 2007

This is a listing of the most influential US Senators on climate policy, according to the EDF. The big question is: Do they read this blog so that they are adequately informed on both sides of the issues? Follow the link below if you don’t know who these people are but I will only list them here.

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)
Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM)
Senator James Inhofe (R-OK)
Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Senator John Warner (R-VA)

Read about the list of Senators here.