Malkin: Preachers of junk science

“People of faith aren’t what’s bedeviling America. Blame the high priests of eco-destruction in Washington who have imposed a green theocracy on us all.”

Michelle Malkin writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Pushing back against Democrats’ attempts to frame him as a religious menace, Rick Santorum forcefully turned the tables on the White House: “When it comes to the management of the Earth, they are the anti-science ones.”

Scrutiny of the anti-science brigade couldn’t come at a better time. It’s not just big-ticket scandals like the stimulus-subsidized Solyndra bankruptcy or the Keystone XL pipeline debacle bedeviling America. In every corner of the Obama administration, the radical green machinery is hard at work — destroying jobs, shredding truth and sacrificing our economic well-being at the altar of environmentalism.

Take President Obama’s director of the National Park Service, please. While serving as the Pacific West regional director of the NPS, Jon Jarvis was accused of at least 21 instances of scientific misconduct by Dr. Corey Goodman, a high-ranking member of the National Academy of Sciences. Extensive information about Jarvis’ alleged role in cooking data about a California oyster farm’s impact on harbor seals at Point Reyes was withheld during the 2009 nomination process.

And given Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s role in manipulating science while building his case for the White House offshore drilling moratorium — actions for which several federal judges spanked Salazar in the past two years — it’s no wonder he’s looking the other way. Two years ago, Salazar and former Obama eco-czar Carol Browner falsely rewrote the White House drilling-ban report to wholly manipulate the Obama-appointed panel’s own overwhelming scientific objections to the job-killing edict…

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