Sagarin saw this happen
on issues in his field from endangered species to
global warming. Despite the din of scientific consensus on the latter, our government continues to ignore the problem. Sagarin's boss, Rep. Hilda Solis (DCA), sought to base legislation on solid science, as did many of her colleagues from across the aisle. But the committees that spawn environmental legislation--Resources, and Energy and Commerce--are chaired by Richard Pombo (RCA) and Billy Tauzin (RLA) respectively. Pombo has announced his wish to "update" the Endangered Species Act. Tauzin seems more interested in helping corporate polluters than in looking at greenhouse gas data.