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Agency: LA

2018-08-07 Climate Change Described as “Hoax” by Louisiana Attorney-General LA, State Bias and Misrepresentation Climate

During a speech at the Heartland Institute’s America First Energy Conference, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry referenced the “climate change hoax,” and expressed concern that people believe it.

2018-02-27 NOAA Scientists Attacked By Louisiana Attorney General LA, State Bias and Misrepresentation Climate

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry tweeted a link to a Breitbart article accusing NOAA scientists of lying about the extent of declines in Arctic sea ice cover. The article erroneously claims that Arctic sea ice cover is increasing and that temperatures in the region are no higher than previous levels.

2018-02-09 Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Rejected by Louisiana Attorney General LA, State Bias and Misrepresentation Climate

During a press conference, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry described climate change as a “hoax,” and denied that it is causing sea level rise. Later on the same day, the Attorney General published a pair of tweets, asserting that human activities do not cause climate change and that sea levels are not rising.

2017-04-19 Climate Science Misrepresented by Louisiana Attorney General LA, State Bias and Misrepresentation Climate

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry filed an amicus brief in Exxon Mobil v. Schneiderman. The brief questions the scientific consensus on climate change and the conclusion that it will be “sufficiently dangerous to require urgent policy responses.”

2017-03-07 Teaching of Evolution Undermined in Louisiana LA, State Interference with Education Other

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to amend a guidance document on the state’s science education standards. The amendment referenced the Louisiana Science Education Act, which encourages the teaching of alternatives to evolution.