Skip to comments.My Remarks on New Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations at ICCC9 (EPA Whistleblower)
Posted on 07/21/2014 11:33:39 AM PDT by CedarDave
On July 8 I received the Climate Science Whistleblower Award at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change sponsored by the Heartland Institute and other cosponsoring organizations held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The following are remarks I prepared for my acceptance statement:
I wrote my negative comments on the Endangerment Finding support document because I believed EPA was using bad science ... But it is very encouraging to find that others agree with my decision to do so, which EPA clearly did not.
My offending comments to EPA led to my being immediately muzzled at the same time that Obama was spinning his transparency and scientific integrity line. The Endangerment Finding was issued later that year without any of my suggested changes in the support document, of course. This finding is the legally definitive EPA statement on climate science.
The Endangerment Finding led directly to EPAs proposed regulations for reducing CO2 emissions from power plants earlier this year. The new EPA proposed regulations are even worse than I expected in 2009, perhaps because the blueprint for them was actually written by an environmental organization. First of all, they are illegal, as per any reasonable reading of Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. They impose many aspects of the Waxman-Markey bill despite Congress rejection of it, and try to force red states to adopt the usual market-distorting preferences for power generation promoted by radical environmentalists. The regulations will have major adverse effects on the US economy... and will result in higher costs for electric ratepayers, ... They will also lead to potentially extremely costly electric grid instability ... EPA is effectively trying to rewrite the Clean Air Act without consulting Congress or observing the law or the Constitution.
(Excerpt) Read more at carlineconomics.com ...
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