A Republican Congressman cited the biblical flood as an example of climate change that had not been caused by humans. Texas Rep. Joe Barton made those remarks Wednesday at the Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing on H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, a bill that would give Congress the authority approve the Keystone pipeline. "I don't think it's a secret that I'm a proponent and supporter of the Keystone pipeline," Barton said.Of.Course.You.Are.
So to be clear, we must approved a potentially environmentally catastrophic pipeline because not only could humans cause it to be faulty -- or nature -- but God might also get in on the act and who are we to deny him a good solid smiting opportunity?
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]