30 Jan '14, 6pm

Republicans vote to deny climate change

Republicans vote to deny climate change

House GOP Rep. Fred Upton (R-Miss.) is among the deniers who sit on the House energy committee. The House Energy and Commerce Committee wasted a good chunk of time Tuesday on yet more anti-environmental legislation that doesn’t stand a snowflake’s chance in climate-changed hell of becoming law. H.R. 3826 , The Electricity Security and Affordability Act, would suspend the EPA’s proposed climate rules for power plants . And for bonus points, the committee threw out an amendment to the doomed bill that would have acknowledged that climate change is real. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), presumably tired of yawning her way through anti-scientific charades, added the amendment, merely acknowledging the banal fact that greenhouse gas pollution “threatens the American public’s health and welfare” by contributing to climatic changes. Here’s ClimateProgress explaining how the Republic...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/republicans-vote-to-deny-climate-ch...

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