Worse than previously thought

Our anti-science Republican ideologue, Justice Scalia, said much more than the WaPo deigned to print. Don't know why they bother: just let the man blather on the national stage like he wants, don't bother attempting to burnish his idiocy.

From Chris Mooney's blog

The Intersection: Scalia Idiocy, Continued
I've now seen the Supreme Court transcript and can provide actual passages of what Scalia said. It's even worse
JUSTICE SCALIA: That's why I don't want to have to deal with global warming, to tell you the truth

MR. MILKEY: Under the express words of the statute -- and this is 302(g) -- for something to be an air pollutant it has to be emitted into the ambient air or otherwise entered there.

JUSTICE SCALIA: Yes, and I agree with that. It is when it comes out an air pollutant. But is it an air pollutant that endangers health? I think it has to endanger health by reason of polluting the air, and this does not endanger health by reason of polluting the air at all.

MR. MILKEY: Your Honor, respectfully, I disagree, and there is nothing in the act that actually requires the harm to occur in the ambient air. In fact, some of the harm here does occur there.

JUSTICE SCALIA: Well, it talks about air pollution all the time. That's what the, that's what the thing is about, air pollution. It's not about global warming and it's not about the troposphere.

(transcript PDF here)


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