"The Bush Administration's suppression of the National Assessment is an illegal attempt to hide the impacts of global warming not just from Congress but from the public as a whole."
Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA) joined conservation groups today, filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit against the Bush administration for its failure to issue a legally required National Assessment of climate change impacts on the United States, now two years overdue. The members of Congress filed the brief in Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace, Inc. v. Brennan, et al. (Case No. 06-CV-7062 (SBA) (N.D. Cal.)), a lawsuit calling on the administration to comply with the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The court filing comes a day after the Senate Commerce Committee heard testimony regarding the suppression of climate science by the administration.