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CLIMATE: Bishops' group briefs 'respectful' bipartisan Hill staffers on papal letter

Jun 19, 2015 - Environment & Energy Daily

Staff members from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have quietly made the rounds on Capitol Hill this week to answer questions from House, Senate and White House staffers on the Vatican's newly released climate change encyclical. Lawmakers as diverse as Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and ranking member Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) were represented at the Catholic group's Senate briefing yesterday.

The session drew only one elected official -- Sen. S...