"Senate Agriculture Panel Begins to Stake Its Claim in Climate Bill"

"Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee will vet options this week for the sweeping energy and climate bill, which they are expected to play a significant role in shaping.

The panel will have a hearing Wednesday to explore the role for agriculture and forestry in climate change legislation. They are scheduled to hear from two major farm groups on opposing sides of the debate and question senior Obama administration officials: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and White House Office of Science and Technology Director John Holdren."

Allison Winter reports for ClimateWire in the New York Times July 20, 2009.

See Also:

"Senators Seek Climate Bill Analysis for Farmers" (Reuters)

Source: ClimateWire, 07/21/2009