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30 Years of Junk Science: SDI to Hydraulic Fracturing

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At the end of the day on Wednesday the Heritage Foundation is hosting a panel called, “30 Years of Junk Science: SDI to Hydraulic Fracturing.”

It features Capital Research Center contributors Kevin Mooney (Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity) and Diana Furchtgott-Roth (Manhattan Institute for Policy Research).

To RSVP or watch online go here.

Here’s the official blurb for the event:

On March 23, 1983, President Reagan called upon the scientific community to render nuclear weapons “impotent and obsolete.” His Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) proposal looked to the very strengths of American ingenuity and technology that had achieved the unthinkable so many times before. Naysayers – from credentialed professionals to media darlings to political hacks – spared no quarter in their ridicule and belittling attacks. Time and again, junk science has been cited in an attempt to discredit, refute or condemn visionary ideas and processes. Join us as for an eye-opening review of the long trail of scare tactics and hyperbole so readily relied upon by the Left to push mere personal, special interest, or partisan agendas when opposing progress.