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The Hoax of Climate Denial Why “Politically Motivated” Science Is Good Science

Naomi Oreskes Tom Dispatch
In recent decades, of course, the Republicans have lurched rightward on many topics and now regularly attack scientific findings that threaten their political platforms. In the 1980s, they generally questioned evidence of acid rain; in the 1990s, they went after ozone science; and in this century, they have launched fierce attacks not just on climate science, but in the most personal fashion imaginable on climate scientists.

'Turning Back on American People,' US Senate Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Common Dreams
"The senators who voted in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline know they don't have the votes to override President Obama's veto, so ultimately this was a symbolic vote for them - a testament to their loyalty to dirty money over rational public policy," said Kyle Ash of Greenpeace.
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