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Rolling Stone: Sen. Inhofe One of 'Planet's Worst Enemies'

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe ranks as one the "planet's worst enemies," according to Rolling Stone magazine.

In a cover story titled, "You Idiots," the magazine included Inhofe in the ranks because of his work to derail efforts to curb global warming.

Rolling Stone described Inhofe as "one of the GOP's loudest and most influential voices on climate change." Inhofe said he took that description as a compliment.

"I talked about how they're cooking the science. That was four years ago," Inhofe said. "In the first eight years that I was opposing a cap and trade system, I was the only one out there. Now I'm a majority. The people have joined in."

The senator said he didn't hear about the article until after it was published.

"Now I shouldn't say this but I really didn't know anything about Rolling Stone...I'd never even heard of the magazine," Inhofe said, though he plans to read it now.   

He also called some of the other people on the list "pretty good company to be with," saying he'd never been in the same line-up as Warren Buffett.

The magazine also named several other "enemies" including investor Warren Buffett, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, former Democratic House leader Dick Gephardt, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, Rupert Murdoch, George Will and others in the energy industry.

Read Rolling Stone's article on the "Climate Killers." 

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