House Chairman: Obama, EPA Use Fake News To Push Global Warming
By PAUL BEDARD, Washington Examiner
The House chairman who oversees environmental policy on Thursday accused the EPA and administration of using fake news and "science fiction" to scare Americans into accepting expensive climate change regulations targeting the energy industry.
Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, said in a speech that the administration is hyping reports of global warming to implement anti-energy policies that will do virtually nothing to address climate change.
Smith, who also backed President-elect Trump's controversial pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, said, "The science is clear and overwhelming, but not in the way the president says. Statements by President Obama and others continually attempt to link extreme weather events to climate change."