Regardless of what anyone thinks about CO2, I’ve argued in the past that the EPA endangerment finding was unsupported and not based on the best available peer-reviewed science at that time. If the legal requirements of the SDWA applied here this finding should have been thrown out.
“The Obama EPA’s infamous “Endangerment Finding” declared that carbon dioxide and methane from fossil fuel operations cause global warming and climate change that pose imminent dangers to the health and wellbeing of every American. In this insightful article, climate history author Dennis Avery explains why this finding is based on bad science and should not be the basis for bureaucratic regulations or court decisions.” click here
In accordance with Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,” EPA is seeking input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. Click here to submit.
There are legitimate disagreements over climate science and the usefulness of climate models. Scientists on all sides of any climate issue are all working from the same observational data except when governments refuse to release data as in the case of ClimateGate. Then climate science is distorted.
The climate has changed, is changing, and will change in the future. The media mantra that so and so is just a climate change denier is complete nonsense. In this case (here) it is the EPA administrator who is being attacked. Whatever EPA does one way or the other will have no meaningful effect on how climates change. These sorts of name calling attacks occur when the name calling accuser has little to no science to back their position. At this point it’s all about protecting the institution or agency’s government funding and little to do with science.
Congratulations to Mr. Scott Pruitt, the new USEPA administrator. Be prepared to go back to the future. Back to the 1990’s when just about any common-sense thing EPA did resulted in a lawsuit from disgruntled environmental groups.
“The Senate voted Friday to confirm Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ushering in what are likely to be dramatic changes to the agency.” click here for WUWT
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“The EPA climate web page has no original data there, they rely on NOAA, NASA, etc. Mostly, it is just EPA opinion.” click here for more at WUWT
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