“That's why I established three guiding principles for all committee work:Per the Teresa Heinz post that follows, Inhofe's commitment to “the most objective science” extends only as far as the “scientists” who will tell him what he wants to hear.
- it should rely on the most objective science;
- it should consider costs on businesses and consumers;
- and the bureaucracy should serve, not rule, the people.
“Without these principles, we cannot make effective public policy decisions. They are necessary to both improve the environment and encourage economic growth and prosperity.”
Mark Jaccard is professor of sustainable energy at Simon Fraser University.
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