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Dealing With Science By Ignoring It

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
June 11, 2018
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Dealing With Science By Ignoring It

House Science Committee Oversight Democrats Request Hearing on White House’s “Ignore” Science Memorandum, House Science Committee Democrats
“The suggestion to “ignore” science as one policy option regarding climate change was suggested in a memo prepared for senior White House and federal agency officials last fall by Michael Catanzaro, former Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Energy and Environmental Policy, according to a recent story in the Washington Post. Mr. Catanzaro, who joined the Trump Administration in 2017 from the CGCN Group, where he was a lobbyist for the oil and gas industry returned to CGCN in April 2018. However, the Members pointed out in the letter to Chairman Abraham, “the implications of his ‘ignore science’ memo still warrant a thorough review and appropriate oversight from the Science Committee – it speaks volumes as to how this Administration handles scientific evidence.”

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9 responses to “Dealing With Science By Ignoring It”

  1. Michael Spencer says:
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    Mr. Pruitt The Devious has similarly found ways around science, including one award-winning double-header: ignore any Agency report not made public (usually because it contains specific information about individuals).

    These guys are incredibly creative.

  2. Fred says:
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    If “ignoring” is a legitimate option, can I ignore taxes?

  3. Daniel Woodard says:
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    Is there a link to the original Catanzaro memo?

  4. richard_schumacher says:
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    If you have to ignore science to get the answer you want, you won’t like the answer you get.

  5. Winner says:
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    What’s even more frightening than this text is the fact that we aren’t even surprised by it anymore, we are resigned to it continuing.

  6. Jeff2Space says:
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    “Yes the planet got destroyed. But for a beautiful moment in time we created a lot of value for shareholders.” – Cartoon in The New Yorker by Tom Toro

    http://tomtoro.com/cartoons