Mark Begich hosting climate-change tour

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ANCHORAGE - Sen. Mark Begich says he'll host four other senators on a "climate change" tour this weekend in Alaska.

The senators will see retreating glaciers, forests damaged by invasive species, and drying wetlands. They'll also visit the North Slope to see the Prudhoe Bay oilfield.

The senators are Barbara Boxer of California, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. Three of the senators are members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Boxer is the chair.

Begich recently introduced a package of seven bills dealing with the impacts of climate change in America's Arctic.

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