Now the fun starts… Republican House Members who will try to kill Climate Change legislation…

…and, of course, there’s no such thing as Global Warming. Are we ready for stupidity to get hold of us all? 

This from Grist.org:

clipped from www.grist.org
The House Energy Committee is seeing an intense leadership fight, as four different Republicans are vying to take over the influential post from Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.), who shepherded progressive climate legislation through the House in 2009, before it
foundered in the U.S. Senate. The four candidates — Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), John Shimkus (R-Ill.), Joe Barton (R-Texas), and Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) — all want to reopen the floodgates for a deregulated fossil fuel industry.
The frontrunner Upton is the only candidate who doesn’t explicitly question the science of man-made global warming, though he is opposed to any policy action. It remains to be seen if the new GOP caucus — dominated by climate deniers — will accept Upton’s marginally realist
stance, or if denial of science will be a litmus test.

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) is the most senior member eligible to take over the committee.
Upton’s top donor is nuclear waste giant EnergySolutions ($38,800)
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