Re: Capitol Hill’s chemistry club | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 22 | p. 4 | Letters
Issue Date: May 30, 2016

Re: Capitol Hill’s chemistry club

Department: Letters
Keywords: letters

A kickoff event for the Congressional Chemistry Caucus brought out supporters including (pictured, from left) caucus cochair Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.), ACS Executive Director and CEO Thomas Connelly, and caucus cochair Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Mich.). The event also brought out skepticism in C&EN’s online readers.
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What the article refers to as “industry groups” that [the caucus works] with is a friendly description of a business lobby. While it’s great to have our science represented, I fear it could come at the expense of values we hold dear as scientists.

Brendan Liddle via Facebook

I wonder how many [caucus members] don’t believe in climate change or evolution ... could be an interesting story, C&EN.

Jacob Hooker via ­Facebook

It’s hard enough to listen to a bunch of chemists talking chemistry, but to listen to politicians talking chemistry is more than I could take!

Michael Chumley via Facebook

 
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