Posted by | February 6, 2010 14:06 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Utah House Natural Resources Committee passed a resolution to urge the EPA not to regulate pollution that causes climate change “until a full and independent investigation of the climate data conspiracy and global warming science can be substantiated.” When the “conspiracy” wording was questioned by some members, Rep. Mike Noel claimed that it was a plot to control population. (via Think Progress)

But Noel defended the “conspiracy” wording, pointing to an out-of-print textbook, Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment , written in the 1970s by biologist Paul Ehrlich, Ehrlich’s wife, Anne, and physicist John Holdren about the potential hazards of unchecked population.

The Kanab Republican, referring to Holdren as the Obama administration’s “energy czar,” read from passages of the 1,000-plus-page tome about population-control alternatives that included abortion and forced sterilization. He did not share the authors’ conclusion: that voluntary population-limiting methods are “a far better choice.”

“Now, if you can’t see a connection [of a conspiracy] to that,” the legislator said, “you’re absolutely blind to what is going on. This is absolutely — in my mind, this is in fact a conspiracy to limit population not only in this country but across the globe.”

Nice to know Republicans can plow through 1000 pages when they have to, unless, of course, those pages happen to contain legislation.

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