Skip to comments.Memo exposes global warming dispute - EPA science called 'stretch'
Posted on 05/13/2009 1:29:10 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
A memo released Tuesday shows an agency within the Obama administration objected to a landmark Environmental Protection Agency ruling on global warming, arguing that it was not based on sound science and could prove costly to businesses.
The dispute concerns the EPA's so-called "endangerment finding," in which the agency has tentatively found carbon dioxide is dangerous enough as a greenhouse gas to warrant regulation under the Clean Air Act - a ruling that could force federal action to address climate change even if Congress fails to act.
Critics, including some within the administration, argue that the Clean Air Act is not an appropriate vehicle to deal with climate change and say the finding sets the stage for harmful regulations on businesses and industry.
Republicans seized upon the memo as evidence that President Obama has broken his pledge to follow science rather than politics in making policy. But an administration official said the objection came from a single office that is headed by a Bush administration holdover.
Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican, revealed the memo at a Senate hearing where he waving a copy at EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "It's here, nine pages. This is a smoking gun," he said.
The memo has comments from several federal agencies that reviewed the EPA's decision. It includes a complaint that the EPA's finding "rests heavily on the precautionary principle, but the amount of acknowledged lack of understanding about basic facts surrounding [greenhouse gases] seem to stretch the precautionary principle to providing for regulation in the face of unprecedented uncertainty."
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Do you get the feeling that the new job of government is to lie to the citizens?
Lead story on tonight’s Nightly News w/ Brian Williams...
No matter how much bad info is exposed, the point is propaganda serves the purpose of the Obama admin.
Nice to see this in print. Rush mentioned this on today’s program saying the memo had been leaked to a Republican senator from Wyoming.
I agree it is nice to see the memo, but what will happen as a result? Nothing. That is the point that the Obama admin intends to make — they are in control, even when the proof to the contrary exists, and the citizens know about. As Rush says: It symbolism over substance. Obama wants people to feel good, even if the facts proves he is wrong.
Will read later
Rounded to the nearest 1/10 of one percent, CO2 content is ZERO!
Why doesn’t someone point that out in these ‘hearsings’?
There’s not even a “consensus” in the EPA LOL
Without doubt. I believe nothing coming from the Obamite regime--economic data, forecasts, international "developments," nothing. Sadly and outrageously we have come to the point where the United States Government now speaks through an Orwellian Ministry of Truth.