We already had a high opinion of Acting Secretary of PA’s Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP), Chris Abruzzo. But our already high opinion just went higher. Abruzzo has been “acting” secretary since the spring. He finally had his hearing yesterday before the PA Senate where senators got to grill him on various issues before they vote to confirm him as the real-deal secretary. At the hearing Abruzzo was asked about the global warming mythology and whether or not he believes in
Santa Claus global warming.
Abruzzo had the unmitigated gall to speak the truth (always a dangerous thing to speak truth to politicians). He said he thinks global warming is happening a teeny bit, but it’s not adversely affecting humans or animals or plants. It’s minor. Not a big deal. And it’s certainly not something PA can or should address with heavy-handed government policies. Well! You would think he had grown two heads right there before their very eyes! Some of the warmers were ready to roll out the old elevated platform they used to hang people from who were thought to be witches! Three cheers for Abruzzo, who has brass…er, Christmas ornaments…for not sugarcoating his views. Here’s how his grilling was reported by the reliably anti-drilling StateImpact Pennsylvania: