The scientific consensus was that the MIT fusion lab was less effective than the two other fusion labs in the nation.
The politicians overturned that scientific decision and released funding for the MIT lab. Where will that money come form? What more promising scientific endeavors will be truncated because of this political interference.
We decry the behavior of the politicians from the coal and oil states who prevent us from acting on the scientific consensus on climate change. It seems that when Massachusetts' interests are at stake, our politicians are no better.
This event was not a cause for celebration. It shows once again that politics trumps science.
Sent to Boston Globe