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U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is making controversial news again. This time he is trying to stop open access to government-funded research.
A bill, passed by the House, would require that manuscripts associated with research conducted by the National Institutes of Health be made public in at least 12 months after they are published.
Inhofe, the infamous global warming denier, has introduced two amendments in the Senate’s bill that would effectively gut the provision. Andrew Leonard over at How the World Works at Salon.com has an interesting take on the issue. Leonard ties it to Inhofe’s global warming position.
Overall, this is a just another example of the Republican Senator’s continued war on science. What people do not know will hurt them, and Inhofe obviously does not care.
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