Reason No. 23,328 Texans Aren't Like New Yorkers: U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall of Rockwall
Sure, sure, says former committee chairm Sherwood Boehlert, a fellow R from upstate New York who's a bit more moderate than the 87-year-old Rockwall High grad. From Climatewire, via The New York Times, this is how Boehlert describes the new man in charge:
"[Hall]'s from Texas, and I'm from the Adirondacks, and we see things somewhat differently," said Boehlert, now a consultant with the Accord Group on science, energy and environmental policy. "He used to kid openly at hearings that the chairman -- referring to me -- had never seen a tree he didn't want to hug, and [Hall] had never seen a cemetery he didn't want to drill in. That pretty much sums it up."