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July 25, 2014

Wyoming Rejects Science Standards Over Global Warming

AP: “Wyoming, the nation’s top coal-producing state, is the first to reject new K-12 science standards proposed by national education groups mainly because of global warming components.”

“The Wyoming Board of Education decided recently that the Next Generation Science Standards need more review after questions were raised about the treatment of man-made global warming.”

John Friedrich, of the national organization Climate Parents: “Wyoming is certainly unique in having legislators and the governor making comments about perceived impacts on the fossil fuel industry of kids learning climate science, and unique in acting on that one objection to prohibit consideration of the package of standards, of which climate science is a small component.”

Exxon Mobile and Chevron support the standards.

  • carlos

    Should read “Wyoming shows rare good sense in rejecting false climate change claims”. And God forbid, oil companies, who have no right to express themselves in this country or attempt to defend their own interests support Wyoming in their action!

    • moderatesunite

      looks like you didn’t read the article carefully

      “Exxon Mobile and Chevron support the standards.”

      As in they support the educational standards that Wyoming’s legislature rejected.

  • moderatesunite

    because rejecting educational standards to fit current political dogma is always such a pathway to success
    -said every failed system in human history.

    • Paul Bell

      because making educational standards fit current political dogma is always the pathway to success.
      the point is that “global warming science” is an oxymoron

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