Tag Archives: climate change

The smell of collusion?

Credit: Brad Gregg Specifically, Inhofe smells collusion between the White House, federal agencies and Organizing for Action (OFA), an advocacy group — all to promote the Obama administration’s initiative on climate change. On Aug. 14, the senator fired off a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). He groused

Google-eyed for Inhofe

Credit: Brad Gregg Protesters gathered at Google’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters last week to present a 50,000-signature petition opposing the company’s cozy relationship with Inhofe, who calls manmade climate change “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” (We think he’s letting Justin Bieber off the hook with that one, but whatev.) A Google

Say you’re sorry

Credit: Brad Gregg On June 11, freshman U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, took to the House floor to demand — nay, to demand! — that President Barack Obama apologize to Oklahomans for not spending more on weather research. “This president spends 30 times as much money on global warming research as he does on weather

Stormy weather

Credit: Brad Gregg And it’s also not news that unity borne from tragedy eventually becomes political. Still, the suggestion that climate change could have been a factor in the May 20 disaster certainly came as news to Inhofe. And bad news at that. “The liberal media is trying to exploit a tragedy to advance and

Gone Hollywood?

Credit: Brad Gregg Although it’s doubtless that the filmmakers aim to dispute Inhofe’s contention that manmade climate change is “a hoax,” Oklahoma’s senior senator has said he is tickled to be part of the flick. “I was not surprised to see myself front and center on the promotional material for this climate-change movie, and quite


Clay Pope Credit: Mark Hancock Oklahoma bears the scars of the Dust Bowl paradoxically, celebrating the courage and perseverance of those who lived through it and simultaneously obsessing about whether lingering impressions from John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath sully the state’s image. But we’re all clear on one thing: The Dust Bowl remains in

Down with science

Credit: Brad Gregg The slyly named Scientific Education and Academic Freedom Act narrowly passed out of a House committee, despite it having drawn the usual ridicule from the national mainstream media who defend such piffle as “climate change,” “gravity” and “the orbit of the planets.” Blackwell has insisted HB 1674 has nothing to do with

Voices Kerry

Credit: Brad Gregg There were only three dissenting votes, one of them being Sen. James Inhofe, R-Tulsa. Oklahoma’s senior senator cited Kerry’s support for treaties to reduce nuclear proliferation, his 1985 meeting with then-Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and — of course — Kerry’s support of U.S. action on climate change. “In this dangerous world filled

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