Accuweather, a for-pay weather company, has 'convinced' (given nearly $4,000 from AccuWeather's founder and executive vice president since 2000 to) Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) to introduce a bill which will ban the National Weather Service from 'competing' (publishing free weather data that has already been paid for by the taxpayer).
The US people pay taxes for NOAA to collect weather data. It is a crime for them not to pass on the data (that the US people have paid for) to the US people for free!
This is another example of who the Republicans are in bed with business and could care less about right & wrong or the American people.
Here's the links-
Senator aiming to nix federal weather forecasts enjoyed AccuWeather money-
Everyone Talks About the Weather, And This Senator Plans to do Something About It-
Feds' weather information could go dark-
Santorum to Silence NOAA Weather Information-