note: This is something I made my dummy, Jill Gatsby share from one of her Facebook friends. It’s a must read and a must do something about, since the scientists are the only one’s who know what’s going on – except the crooks for hire at Monsanto. If they were ethical – they would quit.
AND NOW – FOR THE STORY OF THE DAY!
Excerpt from Salon: “Congressional climate wars were dominated Tuesday by the U.S. Senate, which spent the day debating, and ultimately failing to pass, a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. While all that was happening, and largely unnoticed, the House was busy doing what it does best: attacking science.
H.R. 1422, which passed 229-191, would shake up the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board, placing restrictions on those pesky scientists and creating room for experts with overt financial ties to the industries affected by EPA regulations.
In what might be the most ridiculous aspect of the whole thing, the bill forbids scientific experts from participating in “advisory activities” that either directly or indirectly involve their own work. In case that wasn’t clear: experts would be forbidden from sharing their expertise in their own research — the bizarre assumption, apparently, being that having conducted peer-reviewed studies on a topic would constitute a conflict of interest. “In other words,” wrote Union of Concerned Scientists director Andrew A. Rosenberg in an editorial for RollCall, “academic scientists who know the most about a subject can’t weigh in, but experts paid by corporations who want to block regulations can.”
Looks like the anti-science House has been having one too many lobbying lunches with the anti-science pollution industries, which includes the anti-science agrichemical industry. We have our work cut out for us fighting the corporate interests and their puppet politicians in 2015. Make no mistake, these are not good people and they intend on trading off our health and our environment to enrich their own bank accounts.
Is your Representative helping Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, DuPont, Bayer and BASF poison us and the Earth? See which way your Rep voted here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/113-2014/h525