Sen. Lieberman to visit Alaska to learn about climate change

Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman will come to Alaska to learn more about the effects of global climate change.

Sen. Ted Stevens invited the Connecticut Democrat and other members of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee to see first-hand the effects of increased erosion on coastal Alaska communities and to learn more about the problem of thinning sea ice packs.

Lieberman accepted Stevens' invitation.

It's not known when he will travel to Alaska.

Stevens issued the invitation during a hearing on a Senate bill dealing with climate change sponsored by Stevens and Sen. Robert Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia.

The bill would require development of a national climate change strategy and would authorize new funding for development of energy technology intended to reduce the effects of global climate change.



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