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Ross tapped for global warming delegation

by The Associated Press | December 29, 2007 at 2:30 p.m.

— U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has been selected to the bipartisan congressional delegation on global warming, and will travel to Antarctica and Australia.

Ross, D-Ark., will be joined by five other Democrats and four Republicans, his office said in a news release.

Ross planned to leave from Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday. He will be briefed by representatives of the National Science Foundation at the Antarctic Center at Christchurch, New Zealand, before heading to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, on Wednesday.

Ross planned to spend three days meeting with scientists at McMurdo Station, and will visit Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station on Thursday, the release said.

The congressional delegation will travel to Australia on Jan. 5, where the group will receive science briefings at the Great Barrier Reef and learn about climate change at the Kurunda Rainforest. The delegation is to return to the U.S. on Jan. 8.

Ross represents the 4th congressional district, in south Arkansas. He is a member of the House Science and Technology Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Both committees are to handle global warming legislation after Congress reconvenes Jan. 15.


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