West Virginia House amends bill over global warming doubt
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Amid doubts of global warming, West Virginia lawmakers look to delay new science educational standards.
The GOP-led House approved the amendment blocking science standards Thursday.
The bill requires experts chosen by legislative leadership to suggest changes to English and math standards to take effect by the 2017-18 school year.
It's up for a House vote Friday, and would head to the Republican-led Senate afterward.
The amendment blocks Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for Science now effective July 1. It would maintain current science standards until June 30, 2017.
Several delegates in the coal-producing state expressed doubts Thursday over global warming instruction.
The vast majority of peer-reviewed studies, science organizations and climate scientists say global warming stems largely from man-made sources. A major source of carbon emissions is burning coal.