A group of top House Democrats banded together Monday to condemn a political group for disseminating books skeptical of climate change to public high schools.
“Lying to children about the world we live in to further corporate polluter profits is cruel,” said Rep. Raul Grijalva, ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee. “If climate deniers think our public schools are the right place for their propaganda, they need to be exposed in no uncertain terms.”
The group in question, the Heartland Institute, is a long-time climate change skeptic, and in recent weeks it has been emboldened by President Trump’s proposed cuts in funding for climate change programs within the federal government. The group recently held its annual climate change gathering in Washington, with speakers who included former members of Trump’s transition team.