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May 1 2016
09:43 am

This is simply the most glaring example of how deeply corrupt the Republican Party has become. How can we possibly let our Congressman get away with voting to stop peer reviewed scientists from testifying or advising the EPA on issues that they are expert in? Does Chuck not have children that will have to live in the unhealthy world he is ushering in?

While everyone’s attention was focused on the Senate and the Keystone XL decision on Tuesday, some pretty shocking stuff was quietly going on in the House of Representatives. The GOP-dominated House passed a bill that effectively prevents scientists who are peer-reviewed experts in their field from providing advice — directly or indirectly — to the EPA, while at the same time allowing industry representatives with financial interests in fossil fuels to have their say. Perversely, all this is being done in the name of “transparency.”

Thankfully, President Obama has vowed to veto H.R.1422!

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