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Republicans push weatherman to head NOAA
Republicans push weatherman to head NOAA
Today, Senate Republicans, on a 14-13 party line vote, advanced the nomination of Barry Meyers to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA.

This move comes just a day after three former NOAA Administrators came out opposing Myers nomination due to his glaring conflicts of interest that would put him in a position to personally profit from undermining the agency.

Currently the CEO of AccuWeather, Meyers has spent years advocating for privatizing the National Weather Service to benefit his business, and if confirmed, he would be only the second NOAA administrator in history without a science degreeā€”a credential fundamental to managing one of the nation's most prominent science agencies.

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (Archive on Wednesday, January 3, 2018)
Posted by Jym St. Pierre   Contributed by Jym St. Pierre

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