While we highlighted Mr. Shimkus's epic fear of yesterday's hearing (which he hid quite well), Progress Illinois made a great catch:
SHIMKUS: When we breathe in, we breathe oxygen. When we breathe out, we breathe out carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is not a toxic emittant [sic].So besides exhibiting a vague understanding of climate science, Mr. Shimkus has taken to inventing new words to describe his imaginary concerns. In other words, there does seem to be a certain misguided logic to his methods.