Uh-oh … ThinkProgress is a-skeered:
Science is, like, doomed:
The reversal of the U.S. Senate’s majority party is falling into place, and there is reason for concern over how new committee chairs will influence the agencies they oversee. Right now two big reasons are garnering the most attention: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) will chair the subcommittee that oversees NASA, and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will chair to the subcommittee that oversees the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA. Both have gone on record denying human-caused climate change.
The horror. The horror!
As for the rest of the 114th Congressional term, [Benjamin Schreiber, head of the the climate and energy team at Friends of the Earth] thinks any sort of scientific progress will be harder to make with Republicans in charge. On top of Cruz and Rubio, this also includes James Inhofe, the climate change-denying Republican from Oklahoma who has taken over chairmanship of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which oversees much of the work the EPA does.
“Those things grind progress to a halt,” he said. “It’s going to be harder to make progress, and working at any of these agencies is going to be much more difficult.”
So, if we’re understanding this correctly, a Republican-controlled Senate will make agencies like the EPA’s job a lot harder? It’ll slow down what the Left defines as “progress”?
Sounds pretty good to us!
Seems about right.