Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Michigan scientists have message for Washington, Upton: Don't make Congress a science-free zone

Upton: For climate action before he was against it
More than 160 Michigan scientists have signed a letter urging Congress to “reject any measure that would block or delay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from protecting the people of Michigan from air pollution and human caused climate change, both of which put public health, agriculture, the environment and our economy at risk.”

The scientists’ appeal comes as Congress, led by Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, considers whether to pass legislation prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas pollution. Upton, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was for addressing climate change before he was against it.

Our friends as Climate Crock point out here that Congress is poised to become a science-free zone. And, that it could be worse. A bill in the Montana legislature would declare that climate change isn’t manmade, and if it is that it is “beneficial to the welfare and business climate of Montana.”
Good God. Don’t give the dimmest bulbs in Michigan’s legislature any ideas.

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