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House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith speaks on Capitol Hill.
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.
The HONEST Act may be one of the most perversely named pieces of legislation ever. Sponsored by Texas Republican Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Science Committee and one of the most fervent climate-science deniers in Congress, the acronym stands for Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment. Smith, who is retiring…