In the United States there is still resistance from the air conditioning and refrigerator industries, from extreme ‘conservatives’ and from Republican members of Congress. Tom DeLay, the Republican House majority whip, was in 1996 of the opinion that ‘the science underlying the CFC ban is debatable,’ and that the Montreal Protocol is ‘the result of a media scare.’
John Doolittle, another House Republican, insisted that the causal link connecting ozone depletion with CFCs is ‘still very much open to debate.’ In response to a reporter who reminded him of the critical, skeptical peer review by experts that papers establishing this link had been subjected to, Doolittle replied, ‘I’m not going to get involved in peer-review mumbo-jumbo.’ It might be better for the country if he did.
Peer review is in fact the great mumbo-jumbo detector…What exactly is it conservatives are conserving?" by Carl Sagan, Billions and Billions (1997)