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Thanks, Rep. Selcer for Your Voice of Sanity on House Floor

Yvonne Selcer copy 2Jon Tevlin with the StarTribune wrote a column in the April 29, 2015, issue of that paper discussing a floor discussion on an amendment to the omnibus job growth and energy affordability finance bill.

The evening of April 28, 2015, the Minnesota House debated the above GOP-crafted bill that has many things in it that are of the “drill, baby, drill” mentality. Rep. Melissa Hortman offered an amendment that stated the Legislature believes climate change is happening and human activity is one of the causes because “she said that 97% of scientists agreed on the issue, and cited increasingly hotter weather patterns, and drought and flooding across the state that has cost more than $400 million.”

The ensuing Republican scramble sounds like it was quite entertaining and frightening at the same time.  We’ve provided a link to this article below, so you can get the full impact yourself.

Here’s a quote:

“Rep. Eric Lucero, R-Dayton, presented a fascinating, if largely unintelligible, theory on the Ice Age: that the Earth warmed itself without combustion machines, so the Earth is at fault for current warming. I think that’s what he said.

To which Rep. Yvonne Selcer, DFL-Minnetonka, responded: “I know Will Steger.”

(Again, let’s have Bolstad respond to Lucero: “There have been several global warming and cooling epochs in Earth’s history, and we have a very good idea of the cause for most past events. None of them are causes of the current warming. This argument is like saying we should keep letting the kids play with matches, because we’ve had fires before from lots of different causes.”)”

Thank you, Rep. Selcer, for standing up for our environment and the validity of science.

Here’s a link to Mr. Tevlin’s column.



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