Dec 3, 2010

Pelosi's climate panel died on election day November 2

Congressman James Sensenbrenner (pictured), top Republican on the climate panel, said Republicans will eliminate the House committee created by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to highlight the threat of climate change.

In one of her first acts as speaker in 2007, Pelosi, a California Democrat, created the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming to draw attention to climate-change science and showcase how a cap on carbon dioxide needn’t be a threat to economic growth.

Republicans, who took control of the House in the Nov. 2 election, have opposed legislative efforts to regulate carbon emissions as a thinly disguised tax on energy.