Tag Archives: USEPA

Not all Californians support Obama-Era energy policies

“At a recent public hearing, some Californians demanded EPA head Scott Pruitt reimpose Obama era climate policies on the rest of the United States. In my opinion, people who support Governor Brown’s green policies or re-imposition of Obama era energy policies are ignoring the hardship green policies create for poor people.” click here

Expect Rational Climate Policies of EPA to be Opposed by Environmental Groups

Lawsuits against EPA were common in 1990s when I was working in government affairs. It is not surprising at all that such lawsuits will be filed. They are the primary method environmental groups use to raise funds for their organization. Yet they don’t really accomplish anything to help solve real-world problems in a sustainable way.

“Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) President Rhea Suh circulated a note to supporters Saturday, asking for more money as her organization readies for the upcoming court battles.” click here

Time to End USEPA Science Advisor Conflict of Interest

“Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt issued a new directive on Tuesday that will end the conflict of interest from agency science advisers who receive EPA grant money.” click here

EPA CO2 Endangerment Finding Incorrect, Unsupported

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

USEPA Seeking Input on Regulations that may be Appropriate for Repeal – Submit on or Before May 15, 2017

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.

Climates Change! The charge of”climate change denial” is complete nonsense

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.

USEPA Administrator Pruitt’s first message to USEPA employees