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LAMAR SMITH: A ranch, an oil field, and a career colored by skepticism

PREMONT, Texas — Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a leading climate skeptic, is leaving Congress after earning between $1.2 million and $3.9 million in oil revenue since the 1980s.
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All eyes on top Democrat to bring science back to science committee

Environmentalists are hoping that Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) will bring science back to the House science committee when she takes over as chair in the next Congress.
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Peter Dykstra: Etched in stone

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Commentary: Southern Discomfort

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Scott Pruitt offers up another gift to polluters. You know, the people he's supposed to monitor

Pruitt's latest proposed rule would limit the sorts of scientific studies the EPA is allowed to use to craft regulations.
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Toxics

Internal emails show EPA working to limit agency's use of science

Environmental Protection Agency political staffers have been working to internally replicate through agency action a bill that would restrict the kind of science that the EPA can use when writing regulations, internal emails show.

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Climate

A remedy for broken science, or an attempt to undercut it?

A report from the National Association of Scholars takes on the reproducibility crisis in science. Not everyone views the group's motives as pure.
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Climate

Rep. Lamar Smith's Error-Filled Climate Op-Ed

In an op-ed for Fox News, Rep. Lamar Smith, the chairman of the House science committee, made a host of false and misleading claims about climate change and related issues.
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Climate

Instrument of power: How fossil fuel donors shaped the anti-climate agenda of a powerful congressional committee

Rep. Lamar Smith has led a strategic attack on climate science using the committee he chairs. Back in Texas, his constituents face the effects of global warming.
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