The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, which has been probing the letters under the chairmanship of Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), announced the news. It added:
The hearing will feature some of the central figures in the controversy, including victims of the fraud.
No word yet on whether Jack Bonner himself will testify.
Bonner & Associates has blamed a temporary employee for the letters, which were sent on behalf of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a coal-industry lobby group. But as we've detailed, the firm's modus operandi makes such occurrences all but inevitable.
The climate-change bill narrowly passed the House over the summer. The Senate is set to take up a version of the legislation in the coming months.