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Moran among the climate deniers

In its roundup of GOP Senate candidates' near-unanimous doubts about man's role in climate change, Think Progress counted Jerry Moran as a "global warming denier," citing his efforts to fight federal regulation of carbon dioxide as an air pollutant and a public health threat. The New York Times editorialized: "The candidates are not simply rejecting solutions, like putting a price on carbon, though these, too, are demonized. They are rerunning the strategy of denial perfected by (Vice President Dick) Cheney a decade ago, repudiating years of peer-reviewed findings about global warming and creating an alternative reality in which climate change is a hoax or conspiracy." The editorial concluded: "Nowadays, it is almost impossible to recall that in 2000, George W. Bush promised to cap carbon dioxide, encouraging some to believe that he would break through the partisan divide on global warming. Until the end of the 1990s, Republicans could be counted on to join bipartisan solutions to environmental problems. Now they've disappeared in a fog of disinformation, an entire political party parroting the Cheney line."