Kevin Gurney testified today before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing about proposed deforestation and climate change policy. U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican leader Senator Dick Lugar, another Hoosier product, made the following remarks about the Vulcan project in his opening remarks:
"I am particularly pleased that Professor Kevin Gurney, who leads Project Vulcan, is here to testify today. Last week I sent a Dear Colleague letter to Senators depicting one of a series of maps produced by Purdue -- along with NASA and the Department of Energy -- showing carbon emissions in the United States. This type of mapping technology will be critical to a vibrant carbon trading market in the future, and to efforts to quantify the benefits of preserving forest lands."