GOP’s Beard wants more coal plants because God will fix global warming

Feb 21, 2011 | In the News, State Press Clips

Ignoring the impact of global warming and climate change, State House Representative Mike Beard, R-Shakopee, is advocating for more coal-fired power plants throughout the state of Minnesota. Beard has aggressively supported a variety of environmentally destructive policies, working from the belief that God will not allow humanity to harm the planet and has a plan to fix global warming. Chuck Dayton, co-chair of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, responds that “It’s just plain wrong-headed to think that divine intervention will fix everything. One could say, ‘Well, life persisted and got better, ’cause here we are, the pinnacle of creation, so that was all a part of God’s plan.'”

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The Minnesota Independent February 16, 2011

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