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  • GOP chairman blasts White House for stiff-arming Senate, predicts Paris climate deal will ‘fail’

    09/01/2016 12:07:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee denounced on Thursday the anticipated move by President Obama to enter into the Paris climate accord, accusing him of working around Congress on a deal doomed to failure. Sen. Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, made his comments based on the widely expected announcement that Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will jointly ratify this week the Paris Agreement, negotiated in December by 195 nations as part of the U.N. Conference of Parties (COP21). “This latest announcement is the president attempting to once again give the international community the appearance that...
  • Inhofe endorses Rubio for GOP nomination

    01/09/2016 7:10:52 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    NewsOK.com ^ | 1/9/16 | Chris Casteel
    Sen. Jim Inhofe endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination on Saturday, becoming the second Oklahoman in Congress to back the first-term Florida lawmaker. Inhofe, R-Tulsa, called Rubio "a solid conservative" and said he would be the strongest Republican candidate against Hillary Clinton if the former secretary of state secures the Democratic nomination.
  • Republicans, fearing congressional end-run, warn Obama ahead of climate talks

    11/27/2015 1:15:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2015
    Capitol Hill Republicans are aiming to take the air out of President Obama's push for a global climate deal at next week's international summit in Paris, warning they will block vital funding if he tries to circumvent Congress. Obama and other world leaders are charging ahead with the two-week U.N. conference starting Monday, under heightened security in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. At a press conference alongside French President Francois Hollande, Obama cast the climate summit as a global statement of solidarity. "What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one...
  • Drone shot down at Inhofe fundraiser

    09/13/2015 2:09:31 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 69 replies
    KFOR.com ^ | 01:04pm, September 13, 2015 | Nadia Judith Enchassi
    OKLAHOMA CITY — An infamous fundraiser that involves shooting pigeons has taken down another flying object. A drone that was being used to film Senator Inhofe’s pigeon fundraiser was grounded Saturday. The annual fundraiser earns money for the senator as guests shoot at tame, banded pigeons as they’re thrown into the air. Showing Animals Respect and Kindness is an animal rights group that secretly filmed the fundraiser for Senator Jim Inhofe last year. This year, the group said they tried to use a drone to record the event Friday night in Greer County, but they reported the drone was shot...
  • Dem: Believe science or ‘senator with the snowball’

    02/27/2015 4:03:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/15 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Thursday panned Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) use of a snowball during a speech on climate change. Whitehouse used his iPad to argue that a polar vortex was bringing cold air down to Washington in part because of warmer ocean temperatures. He said that you could either believe “every major American scientific society,” the Navy, NASA, and Pope Francis that climate change is real or “you can believe the senator with the snowball.” “You can believe NASA and you can believe what their satellites measure on the planet or you can believe the senator with the...
  • Jim Inhofe flips the script on Democratic climate-change-is-a-hoax vote

    01/21/2015 4:35:32 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21 at 5:09 PM | Philip Bump
    The United States Senate voted Wednesday to agree that climate change "is real and not a hoax." That was it, the full extent of the amendment to the Senate's slow-moving Keystone XL pipeline bill. Final tally: 98 to 1.This was one of two traps set up by Democrats to get their opponents on the record as disputing the authenticity of human-caused global warming, a phenomenon nearly universally accepted by the scientific community. But it didn't go as expected.Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) co-sponsored the amendment with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who introduced it. Inhofe can claim credit as a primary inspiration...
  • Lawmakers in charge of NASA and the environment don't understand science

    01/13/2015 3:24:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Engadget ^ | January 13, 2015 | Timothy J. Seppala
    Well, this is more than a little depressing: The politician who tried reducing NASA funding (and successfully shut it down for over two weeks) is now in charge of the senate subcommittee that effectively controls NASA. More than that, one of the most vocal climate-change detractors is now in charge of the United States Senate's Environmental committee. Let's let that sink in for a minute, shall we? Despite all the progress we've made so far with things like unmanned, deep-space space-flight and our efforts toward limiting the negative effects that humans have had on the environment, any future plans are...
  • Jim Inhofe is a small-plane-flying, global-warming-denying senator. And now he’s got a gavel

    01/11/2015 2:07:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 108 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/08/15 | Ben Terris
    At the end of last year, with most of his colleagues stuck in Washington for an important Senate session on a Saturday, Sen. James M. Inhofe was in Tulsa getting spurs fastened onto a pair of boots. “They’re ostrich,” said Inhofe (R-Okla.), the country’s most prominent climate-change denier, referring to his footwear. “Probably some endangered species; I have a reputation to maintain.” Inhofe could have been wearing Birkenstocks and it wouldn’t have put a dent in his notoriety. The senator cemented his status as public enemy No. 1 for environmentalists long ago, topping it off with his 2012 book on...
  • Senate environment panel to hit EPA regulations early and often

    01/07/2015 7:29:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Jan. 7, 2015 | Zack Colman
    Sen. Jim Inhofe said he plans to use a legislative maneuver that would allow rejection of environmental regulations by majority vote to take whacks at President Obama's agenda, signaling a contentious two years between the White House and Congress with the Oklahoma Republican helming the Environment and Public Works Committee. Inhofe said he intends to use the Congressional Review Act to strike down a proposed rule limiting carbon emissions from power plants along with other regulations once they are finalized. Any attempt to do so, however, almost certainly would be vetoed by Obama, who has said he plans to protect...
  • Sen. Inhofe, denier of human role in climate change, likely to lead environment committee

    11/05/2014 11:28:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 5, 2014 | Tom Hamburger
    Sen. James M. Inhofe, an the Oklahoma Republican who once compared the Environmental Protection Agency to the gestapo, is likely to lead the Environment and Public Works Committee when the GOP takes control of the Senate next year. If approved, Inhofe would replace Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), an avowed environmentalist, producing one of the most stark post-election changes in the Capitol. Committee assignments will not be made until Senate party caucuses meet in Washington after the election recess. Inhofe, who has served in the Senate for two decades, is an iconic figure to both environmental and energy lobbyists. He chaired...
  • Congratulations, Voters. You Just Made This Climate Denier the Most Powerful Senator...

    11/05/2014 8:48:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 69 replies
    newrepublic ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Rebecca Leber
    In handing Republicans control of the Senate on Tuesday, Americans effectively voted for the party's hostile plans against President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. Their votes also put the Senate's environment and climate policy into the hands of the worst science-denier in national politics: Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, who is almost certainly the next chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Inhofe claimed in 2003 that global warming might help humanity. “It's also important to question whether global warming is even a problem for human existence. Thus far no one has seriously demonstrated any scientific proof that increased global...
  • If GOP Takes Senate, Climate Change Deniers Will Control Key Committees (That's a bad thing?)

    10/25/2014 12:07:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Republic Report ^ | October 25, 2014 | Lee Fang
    It wasn’t long ago that coal executives were openly discussing their dream of Republicans seizing the White House and making Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe — who believes climate change is a “hoax” concocted by greedy scientists — the head of the EPA. Now, they have a second chance. As dark money groups and SuperPACs backed by millions of dollars from the fossil fuel industry are propelling Republicans to a Senate majority, climate science-denying politicians are likely to seize control of key committee chairmanships, a coup for companies seeking to pollute the atmosphere with impunity. What’s more, Inhofe is slated to...
  • Inhofe: Obama Speech Prompts ‘Sigh of Relief’ From ISIS

    09/11/2014 6:22:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | David Eldridge
    Reaction to the president’s prime-time speech on ramping up efforts to take on the terror group ISIS ranged, not surprisingly, from very supportive — loyal huzzahs from Democrats such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Richard J. Durbin — to openly dismissive: Sen. Ted Cruz called the president “unserious.” “Tonight’s speech was disappointing, but not surprising. The President’s approach to ISIS has been – and remains – fundamentally unserious,” the Texas Republican said in a statement. An even more withering assessment of President Barack Obama’s address came from Oklahoma Republican Sen. James M. Inhofe. “Tonight, the President’s strategy...
  • Senator Inhofe warns of potential terrorist attacks on U.S. soil

    09/04/2014 4:06:06 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 39 replies
    OKC Fox ^ | Aug 20, 2014
    <p>“We're in the most dangerous position we've ever been in as a nation,” Senator Inhofe told Fox 25's Phil Cross.</p> <p>“ISIS, they are really bad terrorists, they're so bad even Al Qaida is afraid of them,” Inhofe said reflecting on the recent beheading of American journalist James Foley. Beyond the beheading, Inhofe said the current terror organizations are not going to stay contained to the Middle East. “They're crazy out there and they're rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city and people just can't believe that's happening.”</p>
  • Inhofe: ISIS "Rapidly Developing A Method Of Blowing Up A Major US City"

    08/22/2014 5:55:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 102 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH 25 that because of the threat of groups like ISIS “we're in the most dangerous position we've ever been in as a nation.” “[ISIS], they're crazy out there, and they're rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major US city” he said.
  • Republican: ISIS developing means to ‘blow up’ a US city (Inhofe)

    08/21/2014 10:39:24 AM PDT · by maggief · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 21, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunni militants are working on the capability to wipe out a city inside the United States. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has long threatened to carry out a catastrophic attack on American soil, with a spokesman recently boasting that the militant group would fly its flag over the White House. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said ISIS members are “rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city and people just can’t believe that’s happening.” “Yes, it’s really significant what’s happening,” he added during a local...
  • Inhofe blocks climate change resolution

    07/29/2014 9:19:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) blocked Senate Democrats on Monday from passing a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) asked unanimous consent to pass S.Res. 524, which is a measure that expresses the sense of the Senate that climate change is occurring and poses a risk to the United States. But Inhofe objected. “All we wanted to say in this resolution is climate change is happening,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said on the Senate floor. “We can’t afford to sit around here debating whether climate change is real.” Inhofe has been an ardent...
  • Inhofe rips Obama on Iraq policy, wants ‘better answers’

    06/13/2014 11:38:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday said the “nation deserves better answers” from President Obama on how to handle the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. The president announced he is still considering options for how to best deal with extremist groups marching their way across the country to Baghdad. He insisted that the U.S. would not be dragged back into an armed conflict and that the Iraqi government must step up to meet the security challenge. “Today was another example of him pushing responsibility for his foreign policy failures off on everyone but himself,” Sen....
  • Inhofe on ‘Obama’s Atrocity’ – ‘We Must Talk About the Real Risk to Us Now’

    06/05/2014 9:39:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies
    The Indenpenent Sentinal ^ | June 5, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Senator James Inhofe thinks people should stop talking about Bergdahl and look at the dangerous situation we are now in because of the release of the five Taliban. Senator Inhofe was in a closed door hearing last evening with a State rep, Intel rep, and Joint Chiefs, to discuss the releases. He said there was complete uniformity in opinion as to the seriousness of releasing the five Taliban. “We have the five most dangerous people out there.” We must talk about “the real risk to us now,” warned Inhofe. In speaking of Mr. Obama’s actions, he said, “First of all,...
  • Inhofe: Benghazi 'Worst of All Cover-ups'

    02/09/2014 12:30:58 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 52 replies
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | 09 Feb 2014 | Todd Beamon
    The Obama administration insisted that the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans erupted from a protest over an anti-Muslim video because any hint of organized terrorism would have debunked President Barack Obama's assertions that his Mideast policy was working, Sen. Jim Inhofe said on Saturday. "They were pushing the video thing because it was just a matter of days before that he had made the American people think that his Middle East policy had stopped all terrorist activity," the Oklahoma Republican told Jeanine Pirro on her Fox News program. "This was a couple of months before the election. "Obviously, with...