But as Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) pointed out to Perry during his department’s budget hearing last week, even the notorious oil baron Koch brothers know this strategy of trying to disprove extensive, peer-reviewed research does not work.
“You’re not the first to do red team/blue team,” Franken said. “The Koch brothers hired a red team of skeptics in 2012, in an effort to cast doubt on mainstream science. It was called the BEST Project, and much to the chagrin of their funders, the skeptical scientists found that mainstream climate science is correct.”
This is Pruitt’s way of wasting time, stalling, and appeasing his petrochemical allies. It is a deflection and he should be ashamed.