Republican Rep. Joe Read of Ronan aims to pass a law that says global warming is a natural occurrence that "is beneficial to the welfare and business climate of
Reaction by scientists and environmentalists to House Bill 549 has been harsh.
The bill was to be heard in the House Natural Resources Committee Friday.
Another climate change bill by Read was also being heard Friday. House Bill 550 would claim the state has authority over the EPA when it comes to regulating greenhouse gases.