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Loath as we are to beat a dead horse, we keep coming up with more information or our friend Chance McNeely and his appointment as the new $102,000 per year Assistant Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Office of Compliance.

A couple of our readers googled the 26-year-old wunderkind to see just who he worked for during his stint as a legislative assistant for the U.S House of Representatives and found that he worked for Missouri Republican Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer.

But then another reader googled Luetkemeyer and up popped his web page and what do you suppose the first item on that page?

Never one to keep our readers in suspense, here it is:

Luetkemeyer Introduces Legislation to Combat President’s Global Warming Agenda

Here’s the full text of that announcement which was dated today (Jan. 14):

            “Responding to the president’s pledge to give $3 billion in taxpayer funds to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (MO-03) first piece of legislation he introduced in the 114th Congress would prevent American’s dollars from being used for any of the U.N.’s global warming schemes.

            “‘For far too long, American tax dollars have been sent to the United Nations to produce controversial science and feel-good conferences. Now the president is pledging to pony up billions more to implement these ill-gotten policies,’ Luetkemeyer said. ‘American taxpayers should not foot the bill for an unelected organization that is fraught with waste. The president has already spent an estimated $120 billion on climate change policies since coming to office in 2008. I hope my legislation makes it to the floor quickly to ensure that no future taxpayer dollars are spent to advance the United Nations’ global warming agenda.’

            “Luetkemeyer has introduced legislation since he’s been in Congress to prevent taxpayers’ dollars from being used to fund the UN International Panel on Climate Change, Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Green Climate Fund.”

http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/

You may recall that Jindal recently referred to Obama as a “science denier.”

Yet the consummate science denier, who ironically enough, just happens to hold a biology degree from Brown University, has appointed a designated science denier to head up compliance for DEQ at just the time when officials are considering lighting a match to 15 million pounds of M6 artillery propellant near Minden.

People who are true scientists were on hand at a meeting last night in Shreveport to warn against the proposed open tray burn, saying that the emissions could spread cancer-causing contaminants from Shreveport to Monroe as well as into southern Arkansas. That would include the city of Magnolia, Ark., less than 20 miles from the Louisiana line and home of Southern Arkansas University.

While opponents of the burn brought scientists with them to warn of the dangers, neither DEQ nor the Environmental Protection Agency saw fit to counter with scientists who could back proponents’ claims that the proposed burn was safe.

The only thing we can say about the decision to appoint someone with such limited experience (read: none) as McNeely who, at best, is said to be a lame duck since word is he plans to resign to enter law school in September, is that Jindal and DEQ Secretary Peggy Hatch have completely lost their minds as well as their moral compasses.

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