Senate Ag Members Ask Glauber for Info

Senate Ag Members Ask Glauber for Info

Updated information requested on USDA study regarding EPA estimates.

Members of the Senate Ag Committee, on the heels of a hearing on the effects of climate change legislation on farmers, are asking USDA Chief Economist Dr. Joe Glauber to update USDA's study regarding EPA's ag analysis of the American Clean Energy and Security Act. They want USDA to brief the Committee on the results. According to a letter sent to Glauber Friday, USDA's preliminary analysis of the House-passed measure is a first step in understanding the vast impacts of the measure on agriculture, but they say it's more appropriate for the department to use a range of estimates, rather than solely relying on estimates from EPA.


Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Senators Thad Cochran, R-Miss., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Mike Johanns, R-Neb., Richard Lugar, R-Ind., Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and John Thune, R-S.D., signed the letter.

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