How Weird Is This? Repeal Clean Air and Water Laws Because We Owe it to Our Children

More on the current GOP orthodoxy about scrapping the EPA:

Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann, a clip of whom was featured yesterday, is now following House Science Committee member Dana Rohrabacher’s lead in adopting a very strange philosophical position: First, acknowledge that we have an obligation to future generations. Solid reasoning and good news so far. But, then, get this: It turns out the obligation we have to our children is to repeal clean air and clean water legislation.

Reading Joe Romm’s excellent post last week reminded me of the same twisted reasoning in a speech to congress by Rohrabacher. Recall that he is one of the senior members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs oversight committee.

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Special Interests? Oil and Gas $ to Dana Rohrabacher

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About Scott Brophy
Scott Brophy is a philosophy professor whose work is focused on the intersection of philosophy and public policy, especially on environmental issues, law, and education. He has also taught philosophy of science, logic, and the history of philosophy. He has served as a consultant for educational programs and schools throughout the U.S. and abroad, and as an adviser to several philanthropic foundations.

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