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Congress To Hold Hearing On Bonner's Forged Letters

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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.