A pair of environmental groups are trying to get Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, kicked off the House Resources Committee for lobbying to relax guidelines on wind farms without disclosing his parents' financial stake in the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area.
Meanwhile, a representative with Pombo's Committee Office claimed that the guidelines in question don't apply to Altamont. Therefore, said Brian Kennedy, press secretary with the House Resources Committee, Pombo was under no obligation to disclose his family's land holdings in the area.
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