Thursday, February 9th 2012, 4:55 PM EST
Liberal politicians and green groups are exaggerating the dangers of hydraulic fracturing to scare people and raise money, Rick Santorum said Thursday in a wide-ranging rant against environmental activists.
The failure of cap-and-trade legislation in 2009 was the “politicization of science,” Santorum said.
In fact, he added, the Republican Party is “the truth party.”
“You hear all the time, the left: ‘Oh, the conservatives are the anti-science party.’ No we’re not. We’re the truth party,” the former Pennsylvania senator said at a campaign event in Oklahoma City. “Because the left is always looking for a way to control you. They’re always trying to make you feel guilty so you’ll give them power so they can lord it over you. They do it on the environment all the time.”
Environmentalists use universal desires for clean water, clean air and conservation to “distort the truth in order to get you to give them authority.”
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