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So Much for States’ Rights: Perry Claims Trump Might Overrule States’ Renewable Energy Goals


Rick Perry, Trump’s Secretary of Energy who earlier couldn’t remember the agency’s name, announced last week that the Trump administration is having “very classified” conversations about preempting state and local support for renewable energy under the pretense of national security. Bloomberg reported: During an on-stage interview, Perry was asked if the administration would interfere with state policies requiring…

Senator Dan Foreman (R, Moscow, ID)

We Get the Government We Deserve: Senator Dan Foreman


Every nation gets the government it deserves. — Joseph-Marie, comte de Maistre Idaho Republican State Senator Foreman represents – for a given definition of “represents” – the citizens, of Moscow, Idaho.1 Senator Foreman is a former fighter pilot and law enforcement officer. Whatever his education, it didn’t include science. Or common courtesy. Senator Foreman has gained…

Credit: Alexander Gabyshev, Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North

Yet Another Letter to Sen. James Inhofe


Dear Senator Inhofe: You are famously a denier of anthropogenic climate change. You’re the author of The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, a title that is perhaps unintentionally ironic. The greatest hoax, as things have developed since, is your claim of a giant conspiracy. I’m writing to make certain you have heard about…