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Following President Obama’s address to Congress Tuesday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal delivered a speech on behalf of the Republican National Committee that criticized a government spending bill, claiming it was “larded with wasteful spending” because it allotted $140 million for “something called ‘volcano monitoring.’ ” But with 65 active volcanoes in the United States alone and the well-documented consequences of what happens when natural disaster potentials are not taken seriously, several ScienceBloggers are calling out Jindal and the idea that volcano monitoring isn’t a good use of funds—not to mention the factual inaccuracy in his statement that the $140 million is going entirely to this use, as it will be distributed among several projects. ScienceBlogger Maria Brumm has some convincing arguments over at Green Gabro.

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