The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is the nation's largest business lobby wants to put the science of global warming on trial, according to an LA Times article.
Trying to fend off potentially sweeping federal emissions regulations, the Chamber of Commerce is pushing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold a public hearing on the scientific evidence for man-made climate change.
According to the LA Times, the hearing would have witnesses, cross-examinations and a judge, who would rule whether humans are dangerously warming the planet.
The EPA says that a hearing would be a waste of time and that Global warming is a danger to public health "on the soundest peer-reviewed science available, which overwhelmingly indicates that climate change presents a threat to human health and welfare."
The chamber will tell the EPA in a filing Tuesday that a trial-style public hearing, which is allowed under the law but nearly unprecedented on this scale, is the only way to "make a fully informed, transparent decision with scientific integrity based on the actual record of the science."