Is Rep. Darrell Issa a climate-change denier? The League of Conservation Voters says so—and gave him an award to that effect. His spokesman defended Issa but didn’t address the roots of the dubious honor.
Frederick Hill, spokesman for the North County congressman, told Patch:
“This political gathering isn’t being done to support science; it is being staged by barackobama.com and is intended to promote President Obama’s radical campaign to raise energy costs that will kill Americans jobs.”
But Livia Borak, president of the San Diego League of Conservation Voters, said: “As chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Congressman Issa is not only denying climate change, but also actively impeding federal action, pledging to hold hearings on the ‘Politicization of Science,’ and calling for greater oversight of the EPA’s regulations of greenhouse gases.”
Climate change is established science, but the politics are in flux. Should Issa concede the environmental effects of human activity? Or should he stick to his guns and fight possible carbon taxes? Share your thoughts in the comments.