Daily Archives: July 11, 2019

The real war on science

USEPA proposes perchlorate MCLG and MCL at 56 u/L (0.056 mg/L); Comments due 08/26/2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a drinking water regulation for perchlorate and a health-based Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) in accordance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The EPA is proposing to set both the enforceable Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for the perchlorate regulation and the perchlorate MCLG at 0.056 mg/L (56 µg/L). The EPA is proposing requirements for water systems to conduct monitoring and reporting for perchlorate and to provide information about perchlorate to their consumers through public notification and consumer confidence reports. This proposal includes requirements for primacy agencies that implement the public water system supervision program under the SDWA. This proposal also includes a list of treatment technologies that would enable water systems to comply with the MCL, including affordable compliance technologies for small systems serving 10,000 persons or less.

Click here for proposed rule

Click here for proposed rule correction

“Wind energy…expansion…worldwide… should not be promoted at any price.”

“The German Wildlife Foundation regards wind energy as an important contributor to the energy mix of the future. Its further expansion in Germany, Europe and also worldwide, however, should not be promoted at any price. For Germany, at least for the construction of wind turbines in the forest, we demand a moratorium. This would allow us to reconsider the future course of action and, on the basis of scientific findings and national and European na- ture conservation laws, to adopt a far-sighted course in line with the precautionary principle that is enshrined in environmental policy.” click here

Hurricanes happen – A tutorial

“With hurricane season upon us, it is predictable that almost all storms which threaten the U.S. will be attributed to global warming. The next two hurricane seasons, given the political climate, will likely  mean some cat 5 bloviating no matter what the case. As I like to do, I have decided to explain why something may happen, beforehand, and why it’s perfectly natural.” click here