Former EPW chair and noted climate skeptic James Inhofe dies

July 9, 2024
Former Senate Environment & Public Works Committee chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) has died at the age of 89, according to the Tulsa World and other press reports. Inhofe who served in the Senate from 1994-2023, chaired EPW twice -- first between 2003-2009 and again from 2015-2017 after Republicans retook control of the upper chamber in the 2014 elections. During his first stint helming the environment committee, Inhofe spearheaded efforts to advance the George W. Bush administration’s ultimately unsuccessful “Clear...

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