Garnering much media attention, and recently shutting down the U.S. Senate website with lots of traffic, the new Senate Environment and Public Works weblog is certainly making a splash with respect to timely environmental issues. Marc Morano, who hosts the blog, has this to say: “The New Senate Environment & Public Works Committee blog was launched in December 2006 to help combat the mainstream media’s overwhelming bias in environmental reporting, particularly climate issues. For the first time, a Senate committee can now bypass the media and go straight to the American people and the world with its message. Go to to get the real facts on global warming, animal rights extremism, and other important issues.”