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Congress Promotes Political Science and Cronyism Over Real Science (Guest: John Droz)

October 28, 2020

The House and Senate energy bills are based on political calculations, not science. The bills pick winners and losers in the energy marketplace based on virtue signaling and cronyism, not environmental concerns.

The House has passed a 900-page energy bill and the Senate is considering a 600-page bill that would throw billions of dollars at pork barrel projects. No one in Congress has read these bills in their entirety, as usual, and much is written by special interest groups. Each bill would, for the first time ever, establish a national mandate for wind and solar power production by 2025, and for the first time ever, regulate a non-toxic chemical supposedly based on the unproven fact it contributes to climate change. Both provisions set dangerous precedents and are based on political science not science itself.
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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org