Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Climate change bill: nuke it, literally

A top Republican senator has ordered an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency's alleged suppression of a report that questioned the science behind global warming. 

The 98-page report, co-authored by EPA analyst Alan Carlin, pushed back on the prospect of regulating gases like carbon dioxide as a way to reduce global warming. Carlin's report argued that the information the EPA was using was out of date, and that even as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have increased, global temperatures have declined.

"He came out with the truth. They don't want the truth at the EPA," Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., a global warming skeptic, told FOX News, saying he's ordered an investigation. "We're going to expose it."  

The controversy comes after the House of Representatives passed a landmark bill to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, one that Inhofe said will be "dead on arrival" in the Senate despite President Obama's energy adviser voicing confidence in the measure.

(This from Berger, J. "Sen. Inhofe Calls for Iinquiry into 'Supressed' Climate Change Report: Republicans are raising questions about why the EPA apparently dismissed an analyst's report questioning the science behind global warming." FOXNews.com, June 29, 2009. Retrieved June 30, 2009 from  <http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/29/gop-senator-calls-inquiry-supressed-climate-change-report/>."

I had originally misunderstood: I thought the climate change bill had pass both houses!  There is HOPE, and of the true variety!

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