Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today announced the first set of global warming working groups in order to reach out to Senate colleagues and build support for climate change legislation.

Senator Boxer said: "We are moving forward on a solid footing with dedicated Senators taking the lead on these critical issues."

The five working groups Senator Boxer announced today will focus on the following areas:

1) Regional Issues:
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

2) Cost Containment:
Senators Max Baucus (D-MT), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

3) Targets and Timetables:
Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Tom Udall (D-NM)

4) Market Oversight:
Senators Bernard Sanders (I-VT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

5) Coal Research and Technology:
Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)

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