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Sens. Markey, Boxer, Whitehouse Query Dominion, Alpha on Climate Science Denial Funding

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According to a press release I received earlier today, “Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today sent letters to 100 fossil fuel companies, trade groups, and other organizations to determine whether they are funding scientific studies designed to confuse the public and avoid taking action to cut carbon pollution, and whether the funded scientists fail to disclose the sources of their funding in scientific publications or in testimony to legislators.” Among those companies were two based in Virginia: Richmond-based Dominion “Global Warming Starts Here!” Resources and Bristol-based coal company/polluter Alpha Natural Resources. My attitude is that it couldn’t have happened to two nicer companies. 🙂 In all seriousness, though, their answers to these questions should be fascinating. Great work by Senators Markey, Boxer and Whitehouse on this!