NewEnergyNews: WISCONSIN JOINS FLA W/HEADS IN SAND ON CLIMATE CHANGE

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    Thursday, April 09, 2015

    WISCONSIN JOINS FLA W/HEADS IN SAND ON CLIMATE CHANGE

    Wisconsin also stifles talk ‘climate change’ talk

    Steve Benen, April 9, 2015 (MSNBC)

    “Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) recently generated national headlines after officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection claimed they were ordered not to use the terms “climate change” or “global warming” in any official communications…[but] Florida isn’t the only state hoping to narrow the scope of the climate discourse…Discussing climate change is out of bounds for workers at a state agency in Wisconsin. So is any work related to climate change – even responding to e-mails about the topic...Wisconsin’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, a three-member panel overseeing an agency that benefits schools and communities in the state, enacted the staff ban on climate change…[because, it said,] the climate crisis fall outside the board’s ‘mission.’ …[T]he new policy, banning the phrases GOP officials don’t like, leaves staffers at the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands…[unable to speak about how climate change might affect lands it oversees...Wisconsin Secretary of State Douglas La Follette (D), said…[he had] ‘never seen such nonsense’”….” click here for more

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