The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee announced September 25 that Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has joined the Senate Climate Change Clearinghouse as co-chairman. The clearinghouse, created in December 2012 in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, is designed to discuss climate science and to craft potential legislation to curb CO2 emissions. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) serve as the other co-chairman.