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Qtec
10-16-2011, 12:15 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Rick Perry takes Texas pride in being a climate change denier—and his administration acts accordingly.

Top environmental officials under Perry have<span style='font-size: 14pt'> gutted a recent report on sea level rise in Galveston Bay, removing all mentions of climate change.</span> For the past decade, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), which is run by Perry political appointees, including famed global warming denier Bryan Shaw, has contracted with the Houston Advanced Research Center to produce regular reports on the state of the Bay. But when HARC submitted its most recent State of the Bay publication to the commission earlier this year, officials decided they couldn't accept a report that said climate change is caused by human activity and is causing the sea level to rise. Top officials at the commission proceeded to edit the paper to censor its references to human-induced climate change or future projections on how much the bay will rise. </div></div>


Their excuse.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It's not surprising that people appointed by Perry, the climate deniers' favorite climate denier, would excise references to climate change from a scientific paper. But the commission's response to the Chronicle's request for a comment was pretty classic:

TCEQ spokeswoman Andrea Morrow <span style='font-size: 14pt'>gave no reason for the deletions in an e-mail response, saying only that the agency disagreed with information in the article.</span>

"It would be irresponsible to take whatever is sent to us and publish it," she said.
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Denying facts is what the GOP are good at.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The commission's edit <span style='font-size: 14pt'><u>is reminiscent of efforts by the George W. Bush administration</u> </span>to suppress climate science. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Top political appointees at the White House edited documents to downplay link between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming and to make the science sound more uncertain.</span> In another instance, the Bush administration <u>edited the congressional testimony</u> of the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to remove references to public health concerns tied to climate change. </div></div>

Q,, link (http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/10/perry-officials-censored-climate-report)



<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Bush Aide Softened Greenhouse Gas Links to Global Warming

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>A White House official who <u>once led the oil industry's fight against limits on greenhouse gases</u> has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between such emissions and global warming, according to internal documents.</span> </div></div>

Gayle in MD
10-16-2011, 07:26 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Rick Perry takes Texas pride in being a climate change denier—and his administration acts accordingly.

Top environmental officials under Perry have<span style='font-size: 14pt'> gutted a recent report on sea level rise in Galveston Bay, removing all mentions of climate change.</span> For the past decade, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), which is run by Perry political appointees, including famed global warming denier Bryan Shaw, has contracted with the Houston Advanced Research Center to produce regular reports on the state of the Bay. But when HARC submitted its most recent State of the Bay publication to the commission earlier this year, officials decided they couldn't accept a report that said climate change is caused by human activity and is causing the sea level to rise. Top officials at the commission proceeded to edit the paper to censor its references to human-induced climate change or future projections on how much the bay will rise. </div></div>


Their excuse.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It's not surprising that people appointed by Perry, the climate deniers' favorite climate denier, would excise references to climate change from a scientific paper. But the commission's response to the Chronicle's request for a comment was pretty classic:

TCEQ spokeswoman Andrea Morrow <span style='font-size: 14pt'>gave no reason for the deletions in an e-mail response, saying only that the agency disagreed with information in the article.</span>

"It would be irresponsible to take whatever is sent to us and publish it," she said.
</div></div>

Denying facts is what the GOP are good at.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The commission's edit <span style='font-size: 14pt'><u>is reminiscent of efforts by the George W. Bush administration</u> </span>to suppress climate science. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Top political appointees at the White House edited documents to downplay link between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming and to make the science sound more uncertain.</span> In another instance, the Bush administration <u>edited the congressional testimony</u> of the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to remove references to public health concerns tied to climate change. </div></div>

Q,, link (http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/10/perry-officials-censored-climate-report)



<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Bush Aide Softened Greenhouse Gas Links to Global Warming

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>A White House official who <u>once led the oil industry's fight against limits on greenhouse gases</u> has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between such emissions and global warming, according to internal documents.</span> </div></div>

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The Repiglican attack on the environment, snd their deceitful goal of destroying the EPA, labeloing it as a job producing legislation, OMG, that, in and of itself, is reason enough to vote against every single Republican that runs for office, any office, and every single flyover Blue Dog Dem, as well.

Their most recent shooting star, Cain the pain, is also hooked up with Koch Brothers.

Watched several special documentaries this weekend, about what these Repiglican protected energy PIGS have done to the Appalachian Mountains, absolutely repulsive!!!! They Koch and the rest of the environmental pigs, should all be locked up.

G.