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Ed Markey Worries that the GOP Will Repeal Gravity

by Ben Jervey

March 26, 2011

Representative Ed Markey (D-MA), speaking at the Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing two weeks ago, uses some sardonic humor to point out the dreadful, cynical attack on science that the Upton-Inhofe bill represents.

I rise in opposition to a bill that overturns the scientific finding that pollution is harming our people and our planet.

However, I won't physically rise, because I'm worried that Republicans will overturn the law of gravity, sending us floating about the room.

His entire statement goes on like this. You might remember that the Upton-Inhofe bill, aka, "The Energy Tax Prevention Act" is trying to legislate away the scientific consensus on climate change.

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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