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Last month, Tennessee passed a law that would establish protections for teachers who chose to teach unscientific theories doubting global warming in a science classrooms. (It was somehow attached to a bill also providing protections for teachers instructing about creationism.)

The group behind these climate denial laws, which have popped up all over the country, is the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive corporate front group mostly financed by Big Business. ALEC and its corporate funders write model bills and then pass them off to state legislators to advocate for and pass in their states.
Here's an excerpt of ALEC's climate denial bill: [Teachers should] provide instruction in critical thinking so that students will be able to fairly and objectively evaluate scientific"controversies"balanced and objective environmental education materials and programs...

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