U-S Senator Dick Durbin has harsh words for politicians who question the science behind global warming. And by 'politicians' he says he really means members of the Republican Party.
"I am here to tell you that the only major political party in the world today that denies global warming is the Republican Party in the United States of America. Please be my guest and call me a liar. No one every comes. Because they deny it. They are denying basic science. They are denying basic science. And that to me is mindless and irresponsible."
Durbin's comments come as even fellow Democrats are attacking new federal regulations intended to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses. Advocates for coal mining jobs say the rules will hurt the economy. Durbin says Illinois has a significant number of nuclear power plants and is uniquely well positioned to meet the new carbon goals.
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