Friday, June 16, 2006


Republicans Vote Against NOAA Whistle-blower Protection

Phil Plait, who publishes the very good Bad Astronomy blog, is posting about Republicans in the House Science Committee voting down an amendment to a bill about the Nation Oceanic & Atmospeheric Administration which would protect whistle-blowers at NOAA if they tried to report suppression or distortion of science.

With 30 members voting, it went 17-13 straight down party lines. Rep. Boehlert, head of the committee -- with whom I have agreed on science issues in the past -- has made some excuses for this, but I keep looking back at the division in the vote.

Check out Phil's blog for more on this important issue.


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