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Cheers! Global warming skeptic Rep. Lamar Smith sets ‘Make EPA Great Again’ hearing

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A Texas congressman has scheduled a committee hearing next week “to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for evaluating and using science during its regulatory decision making activities.”

Congressman Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio), who will take over as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee.
Congressman Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio), who will take over as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

Invigorated by the new climate change-doubting presidential administration, a Texas congressman known for his ardent denial of global warming — and early support for President Donald Trump — has scheduled a committee hearing next week “to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s process for evaluating and using science during its regulatory decision making activities.”

Invited witnesses, including the head of an industry group, “will discuss how EPA can pursue environmental protection and protect public health by relying on sound science,” according to a charter for Tuesday’s hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

The hearing, titled “Make EPA Great Again,” will be the first time the committee has met since Trump took office and the 115th Congress convened.

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