Teaneck Patch reports that last week Tuesday, environmentalists presented Tea Party favorite, Congressman Scott Garrett, a unicorn-fashioned award for his “extreme, anti-science views.”
Chanting, “It’s hot, Scott,” and flashing homemade signs outside the Republican’s Glen Rock district office, The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters and Organization for Action railed against the Sussex congressman’s views on climate change.
“Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges,” NJLCV Executive Director Ed Potosnak said, remarking that the Jersey Shore “will be no more” if “aggressive action” isn’t taken. “As humans, we have created this problem and we have to stand up against it... Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree, yet many in Congress either refuse to act or, worse, join Rep. Garrett — with only a 11 percent lifetime LCV score — in denying that the problem even exists.”
“I’ve heard from a number of experts from both sides of the equation on this issue and to me, the evidence – the question is still out there,” Garrett said in a 2010 interview with The Record, and added said that he didn’t believe Congress should be taking action until those “questions are answered.”
The unicorn was a symbol for Garrett’s living in a “fantasy land.” District Director Rob Pettet accepted it in the Congressman’s absence. He invited two representatives from the group into the office for a discussion.
“I’m a child of the ‘60s,” Pettet said. “Even though I may disagree, I like to see people believe in what they believe in and out there doing it. ...I can promise that I can learn a little bit more and bring it back to the congressman,” Pettet said.