As Crops Are Killed, House Forbids USDA From Preparing For Climate Disasters

Think Progress: Flooded farmland in Tennessee In a disturbing trend of attacking the government’s ability to prepare for climate risks, the House passed an amendment to the fiscal 2012 agriculture spending bill that would prohibit the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from implementing new regulations on climate change adaptation. This amendment puts the nation at increased risk of food disruptions, forest fires and huge economic losses. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who introduced the amendment, bizarrely......

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