DOE drops homophobe climate-change denier

We had reported earlier today that a homophobic climate-change denialist had been appointed to an elite panel by the Department of Energy to work on the oil spill. He’s now been let go.

From press secretary Stephanie Mueller at the Department of Energy:

“Dr. Chu has spoken with dozens of scientists and engineers as part of his work to help find solutions to stop the oil spill. Some of Professor Katz’s controversial writings have become a distraction from the critical work of addressing the oil spill. Professor Katz will no longer be involved in the Department’s efforts.”

(Hat tip to Aaron McQuade of OutQ News for breaking this story.)

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