Rep. Hansen offered an amendment to the Outdoor Heritage Bill that said that new lands acquired with Outdoor Heritage money should not be planted or otherwise treated with a product that contains a pollinator lethal insecticide. Since Outdoor Heritage money can only be used to protect, restore or enhance habitat, the amendment should not have been been considered even remotely controversial.
But Rep. Torkelson objected saying that there was no scientific proof that pollinators would benefit from being protected from a pollinator lethal insecticide. Read about it here.
Are you surprised about what happened next?