GOP demands more documents on climate contractor rule

By Emma Dumain | 02/15/2024 06:29 AM EST

The rulemaking has become one of the administration’s most contentious actions on climate change.

Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.).

Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.) is helping probe an administration rulemaking affecting federal contractors. House Television

House Republicans aren’t letting up on Biden administration officials for “attempts to divert regulatory authority to environmental activist organizations.”

House Science Chair Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) and Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.), chair of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, sent a new round of letters Wednesday as part of their ongoing probe into whether the Council on Environmental Quality was unduly influenced by outside groups in the development of a climate disclosure rule for federal contractors.

One letter has gone to CEQ Chair Brenda Mallory “requesting clarification regarding public statements” from her office surrounding the rule and a memo CEQ prepared outlining how it would be implemented.
One letter


Another has been transmitted to Sherry Madera, CEO of the Carbon Disclosure Project, that seeks to determine the group’s “involvement with CEQ and efforts to influence … the federal acquisition regulations to unfairly benefit favored environmental groups.”
Another has been transmitted