Governor Cancels Duplicative Study

(Lincoln, Neb.)Governor Dave Heineman sent a letter to the Speaker and members of the Legislature, noting that the State will not proceed with a previously planned study on climate change. Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources have stated they would conduct a University study, therefore negating the need for a climate change study authorized by the Legislature.

A bill in the 2013 Legislative Session, LB 583, authorized the study. The requirements for the Climate Assessment Response Committee study and the accompanying $44,000 appropriations are expected to be eliminated in the 2014 Legislative Session.

 The text of the letter follows:

 Dear Speaker Adams, Senator Haar, Senator Hansen and Senator McCoy:

 I am writing you today to inform you that I have directed the Department of Agriculture to cancel the Request for Information for a climate study.  Additionally, my deficit budget request will eliminate the $44,000 requested for a climate study.

After receiving the November 25 letter from Speaker Adams and Senator Haar, I contacted Senator McCoy and Senator Hansen about cancelling the Request for Information and eliminating the funding and they both agreed with my suggestion.

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