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What do you know about the "Sound Science" provision buried in the farm subsidy bill ?The bill originally was written by mega-ag-subsidy-receiptent Stephen Fincher (R-TN) and co-sponsored by Minnesota's own Colin Peterson, but instead of holding hearings and processing on its own merits, it was buried in the House FARRM bill.It's fate will be determined by the House-Senate Conference Committee (Klobuchar/Peterson/Walz) ... 12 Senators lead by Ed Markey wrote a protest letter that this is bad policy. Essentially, it would jam the courts with paid-scientists fighting for their own versions of "sound science".
I'm not familiar with this version of it, but I've heard of others, mostly at the state levels.It tends to be a dog whistle for junk science being passed off as more legitimate science (ie climate deniers, creationists, etc.)
"Cast thou thy bread upon the roiled, too warm waters and it shall be returned to ye, 100 times over--In JESUS name!"Source: The Wholly Babble, King James (Watt) Version.