Skip to comments.World’s biggest coal company brings U.S. government to court in climate fraud
Posted on 02/17/2010 7:06:01 PM PST by mimi from mi
The worlds largest private sector coal business, the Peabody Energy Company (PEC) has filed a mammoth 240-page Petition for Reconsideration, a full-blown legal challenge against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The petition must be answered and covers the entire body of leaked emails from Climategate as well as those other gate revelations including the frauds allegedly perpetrated under such sub-headings as Himalayan Glaciers, African Agricultural Production, Amazon Rain Forests, Melting Mountain Ice, Netherlands Below Sea Level as well as those much-publicized abuses of the peer-review literature and so called gray literature. These powerful litigants also draw attention to the proven criminal conduct by climate scientists in refusing to honor Freedom of Information law (FOIA) requests.
Peabody is, in effect, challenging the right of the current U.S. federal government to introduce cap and trade regulations by the back door. In this article we summarize Peabodys legal writ.
PEC has pulled out all the stops to overturn the EPA findings Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act made on December 7, 2009.
(Excerpt) Read more at climategate.com ...
It's a fine reason, but doing it because it's right is even better.
I sure as heck someone goes after him. He has played a huge roll in just about ruining our country. And he had shares in that scam of a company that people paid to cover up there pollution foot print or whatever they call that.
YeeeHaw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been waiting. The oil industry needs to follow.
So, you are telling us, that they having a loosing case?
What makes you an expert in this case?! Care to elaborate?
And daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green River where Paradise lay
Well, I’m sorry my son, but you’re too late in asking
Mister Peabody’s coal train has hauled it away
- John Prine’s “Paradise”
As people like to say these days, this is taking it to a whole new level. Bravo!
Sue The Bastards!
It’s not that bad!
So what does McLame, Grahmnesty, Gore and every freakin’ Democrat have to say for themselves? Each of these treasonous pricks were finding a way to steal money.
A better question. Will the Republicans go on attack?
I DIDN’T THINK SO!!!!!!!
I remember crossing the Green River bridge when we took trips to Henderson and Ellis Park (dad loved to bet on the horses :-)
How about a RICO or class action suit by all direct and indirect customers of Peabody Coal or other users of electricity produced from coal?! Lets all sue their a$$es! Tie ‘em up legally for years.
“Obama doesnt care at all.....”
I suspect Obama cares a lot. Remember the Olympics and Valerie Jarrett? She owned tenements where part of the Olympics grounds would be sited - big $ for Jarrett and no doubt also for Zero. Surely, Obama and friends have their hands open and are expecting big money for getting climate legislation made into law. If this house of cards falls, Obama stands to lose that money.
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Statement of Peabody Energy Regarding Petition for Reconsideration to EPA
Peabody Energy today filed a detailed petition citing new information as a basis to urge the U.S. EPA to reconsider its claim that greenhouse gases endanger human health.
Under the Clean Air Act, EPA’s “endangerment finding” could mean regulation of hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions of buildings, farms, businesses and other facilities in the U.S.
Peabody believes that EPA ignored its obligation to render sound judgment and conduct a rigorous review of science, instead relying almost exclusively on the work of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a major basis for its recent endangerment finding.
The IPCC is an international body whose work is not subject to U.S. data quality standards or consistently peer reviewed.
Compounding this error, EPA outsourced its scientific obligations to an agency whose work has since been shown to be deeply tainted by flaws, in light of multiple instances of errors, manipulated data and gaps in information that make conclusions unreliable. It is clear that the intent of some was to shape a report to satisfy an agenda that is political and not scientific.
Given the seriousness of the flaws by the IPCC, relied upon by EPA, the immediacy of draconian regulation is unwarranted. There is no sufficient basis to implement regulations that would harm a fragile economy, further suppress investment and raise energy costs for Americans. The agency needs to step back and begin a thorough review of the real state of scientific understanding of greenhouse gases.
To the extent that long-term concern regarding greenhouse gas emissions still validly exists, climate change is at worst a long-term challenge - not the immediate crisis that has been conveyed. There is ample time to develop low-emissions technologies such as carbon capture and storage, which global agencies and multiple nations believe are essential for meeting long-term carbon goals.
This supplements Peabody’s original objections to the finding, which ignores the many societal benefits from coal use in helping people live longer and better, while focusing only on perceived costs. Peabody continues to believe that coal use is essential for U.S. economic growth and the advancement of human development around the world. Coal is the fastest growing fuel in the world and global coal demand is expected to increase more than 1.5 times faster than the combined growth rate of oil, natural gas, nuclear and renewables.
BTTT! Sure hope they win!
Just the beginning of the suits to come!
Man, I hope that this case sheds light on this whole subject. It’s time to bring the public up to speed on this fraud that has been bestown upon them.
I want to see an avalanche of lawsuits because of this.