Henry Waxman (D-CA), ranking member of the House Energy Committee, speaking Monday at the Center for American Progress, said "The Republicans in Congress have become the party of science deniers, and that is profoundly dangerous." ...
"The new Republican majority in the House has a lot of power to write our nation’s laws, but they do not have the power to rewrite the laws of nature," Mr. Waxman said. "Republicans in Congress can’t cure cancer by passing a bill that declares smoking safe. And they can’t stop climate change by declaring it a hoax."
John M. Broder reports for the New York Times March 7, 2011.