Montana legislator introduces bills to give his state its own science | Ars Technica


It’s no secret that some of our federal legislators don’t have a firm grip on scientific evidence; it only takes watching a session of the House Science Committee, where one member suggested the climate-driven rise of the oceans might instead be caused by rocks falling into the ocean.What’s often overlooked is that state legislators are even worse (though it’s not clear how much this is a product of there simply being more of them). Each year, they oversee a variety of attempts to introduce pseudoscience into the public schools of a number of states.But it recently came out that a legislator in Montana was attempting to have the state officially renounce the findings of the scientific community. And, if the federal government decides to believe the scientists and do something about emissions, he wants the Treasure State to somehow sit those efforts out.

Source: Montana legislator introduces bills to give his state its own science | Ars Technica

There are laws making it illegal to collect data on open land | Ars Technica

Wyoming law—which forbids testing water quality, taking photos—is being challenged.

Source: There are laws making it illegal to collect data on open land | Ars Technica