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World’s biggest coal company brings U.S. government to court in climate fraud
Climategate.com ^ | eb. 17, 2010 | Johy O'Sullivan

Posted on 02/21/2010 12:40:50 PM PST by libstripper

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The world’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at climategate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amazongate; carbontrade; climatechange; climatechangedata; climategate; czechgate; glaciergate; globalwarmingscandal; globqalwarminghoax; ipcc; pachauri; pachaurigate; peabody; scandinaviagate
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One of the most important things Peabody seeks here is a full evidentiary hearing on Climaregate. If it gets that, it will be possible to hold Gore to account for the first time.
1 posted on 02/21/2010 12:40:50 PM PST by libstripper
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To: steelyourfaith

PING!


2 posted on 02/21/2010 12:41:30 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: libstripper

Ooooo! Ooooo! This could get really interesting!


3 posted on 02/21/2010 12:44:52 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: libstripper

It is about damned time that someone brought these hucksters to court.


4 posted on 02/21/2010 12:45:08 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: libstripper

We’re getting closer to the time when we are going to see Algore and his greedy, “carbon credit” pals doing the “perp walk”.


5 posted on 02/21/2010 12:45:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: lonevoice

Excellent!


6 posted on 02/21/2010 12:46:04 PM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Dare we dream?


7 posted on 02/21/2010 12:46:45 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: libstripper

Yes finally fighting back.
I bet they have spent millions on trying to meet algores fraud.


8 posted on 02/21/2010 12:46:47 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: libstripper

Beautiful.

Gore, the IPCC, Pickens, & anyone affiliated with companies that make money off of legislated global warming initiatives should all be brought in.


9 posted on 02/21/2010 12:47:03 PM PST by chichipow
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To: libstripper

You can bet that these guys were leaning on Evan Bayhs doorbell quite a bit, too.


10 posted on 02/21/2010 12:47:11 PM PST by digger48
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To: libstripper

This is one lawsuit I hope the coal company blast the adminstration right out of the water.


11 posted on 02/21/2010 12:47:33 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: libstripper

Oh, goody: When oil peaked at $100.00 a barrel I bought a lot of coal stocks.


12 posted on 02/21/2010 12:47:34 PM PST by Popman
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To: libstripper

Where do I contribute to the cause? Sure, Peabody may not need the cash, but I’ll chip in...


13 posted on 02/21/2010 12:48:16 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: libstripper

This is absolutely wonderful! Ayatollah Obama will not be able to ruin what is left of industry in the United States, if the EPA is not allowed to levy taxes on American companies.


14 posted on 02/21/2010 12:48:17 PM PST by abclily
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To: libstripper

15 posted on 02/21/2010 12:50:40 PM PST by gitmo (FR vs DTU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: libstripper

Tx & VA too

http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/virginia-files-challenge-to-e-p-a-greenhouse-gas-regulation/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/18/gov-rick-perry-sues-the-e_n_467576.html

Source

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/18953/TX_VA_file_against_EPA.html


16 posted on 02/21/2010 12:52:06 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

We should take a page from the left’s playbook and start refering to Gore and the rest as the “Carbon Cartel”.


17 posted on 02/21/2010 12:52:50 PM PST by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: Army Air Corps; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; Desdemona; ...
Thanx !

EPA: An unelected, flunky bureaucracy wielding rogue powers based in junk science. A cancer on the private sector.

Action against EPA abuse by private enterprises:

Action against EPA abuse by state/federal government:

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

18 posted on 02/21/2010 12:54:23 PM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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To: libstripper

I read someplace that some spokesman for the EPA in answering a question related to the scientific basis for their need to control carbon dioxide emissions responded: “The United Nation’s IPCC of course”. If so, the EPA will have zero chance of prevailing in court.


19 posted on 02/21/2010 12:54:34 PM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: libstripper

All of the oil companies should join in, too!


20 posted on 02/21/2010 12:55:16 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: libstripper

All the direct victims of the Warmers, like oil and natural gas companies who have been injured by the EPA as a result should just pile right in with PEC.


21 posted on 02/21/2010 12:55:44 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: libstripper

YES!!!!! This story just made my day!


22 posted on 02/21/2010 12:56:19 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: libstripper

Go Big Coal!


23 posted on 02/21/2010 12:58:51 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: dajeeps

Hwo about everyone whose energy bills rose because of Greenie policies.


24 posted on 02/21/2010 1:00:20 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Yes, a class action suit on behalf of every American who drives a car, or heats their home with oil or gas, or who uses electricity!!


25 posted on 02/21/2010 1:02:11 PM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: libstripper

Everyone that Paid $4.50 a gallon for gasoline should sue them also.


26 posted on 02/21/2010 1:03:47 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: usconservative

Mine too!


27 posted on 02/21/2010 1:04:02 PM PST by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: gitmo
It’s one thing to gripe and complain about these things and disagree with it, but it’s quite another to convince your friends and neighbors and relatives and coworkers...

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The following is an excellent video documentary on the so-called “Global Warming” I would recommend it to all FReepers. It’s a very well-made documentary.

“The Great Global Warming Swindle”

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Download it here...
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[And..., some information from WAGtv about this item.]


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNQy2rT_dvU

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dzIMXGI6k8

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 6 of 9)
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The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 7 of 9)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHI2GfbfrYw

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 8 of 9)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N9benJh3Lw

The Great Global Warming Swindle - Credits (Part 9 of 9)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_1ifP-ri58

28 posted on 02/21/2010 1:07:20 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: libstripper

Most Excellent !!!!!


29 posted on 02/21/2010 1:07:43 PM PST by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: gitmo

Global Temperature Trends From 2500 B.C. To 2040 A.D.

Until recently, global temperatures were more than a degree Fahrenheit warmer when compared to the overall 20th Century mean. From August of 2007 through February of 2008, the Earth’s mean reading dropped to near the 200-year average temperature of 57 degrees. Since that time, the mean reading has been fluctuating.

We, Cliff Harris and Randy Mann, believe that the warming and even the cooling of global temperatures are the result of long-term climatic cycles, solar activity, sea-surface temperature patterns and more. However, Mankind’s activities of the burning of fossil fuels, massive deforestations, the replacing of grassy surfaces with asphalt and concrete, the ‘Urban Heat Island Effect,’ are making conditions ‘worse’ and this will ultimately enhance the Earth’s warming process down the meteorological roadway in the next several decades.



From the late 1940s through the early 1970s, a climate research organization called the Weather Science Foundation of Crystal Lake, Illinois, determined that the planet’s warm, cold, wet and dry periods were the result of alternating short-term and long-term climatic cycles. These researchers and scientists also concluded that the Earth’s ever-changing climate likewise has influenced global and regional economies, human and animal migrations, science, religion and the arts as well as shifting forms of government and strength of leadership.

Much of this data was based upon thousands of hours of research done by Dr. Raymond H. Wheeler and his associates during the 1930s and 1940s at the University of Kansas. Dr. Wheeler was well-known for his discovery of various climate cycles, including his highly-regarded ‘510-Year Drought Clock’ that he detailed at the end of the ‘Dust Bowl’ era in the late 1930s.

During the early 1970s, our planet was in the midst of a colder and drier weather cycle. Inflationary recessions and oil shortages led to rationing and long gas lines at service stations worldwide. The situation at that time was far worse than it is now, at least for the time being.

The Weather Science Foundation also predicted, based on these various climate cycles, that our planet would turn much warmer and wetter by the early 2000s, resulting in general global prosperity. They also said that we would be seeing at this time widespread weather ‘extremes.’ There’s little doubt that most of their early predictions came true.

Our recent decline in the Earth’s temperature may be a combination of both long-term and short-term climate cycles, decreased solar activity and the development of a strong long-lasting La Nina, the current cooler than normal sea-surface temperature event in the south-central Pacific Ocean. Sunspot activity in the past 18 months has decreased to the lowest levels since ‘The Little Ice Age’ ended in the mid-to late 1800s. This "cool spell," though, may only be a brief interruption to the Earth’s overall warming trend. Only time will tell.

Based on these predictions, it appears that much warmer readings may be expected for Planet Earth, especially by the 2030s, that will eventually top 1998's global highest reading of 58.3 degrees. It’s quite possible we could see an average temperature in the low 60s. Until then, this ‘cooling period’ may last from just a few months to as long as several years, especially if sunspot activity remains very low.

We at Harris-Mann Climatology, www.LongRangeWeather.com, believe that our prolonged cycle of wide weather ‘extremes,’ the worst in at least 1,000 years, will continue and perhaps become even more severe, especially by the mid 2010s. We should see more powerful storms, including major hurricanes and increasing deadly tornadoes. There will likewise be widespread flooding, crop-destroying droughts and freezes and violent weather of all types including ice storms, large-sized hail and torrential downpours.

We are already seeing on virtually every continent an almost Biblical weather scenario of increasing droughts and floods. In both the southwestern and southeastern corners of the U.S, there are severe water shortage problems associated with chronic long-term dryness. In some cases, the water deficits are the worst in at least 400 years.

Dr. Wheeler also discovered that approximately every 102 years, a much warmer and drier climatic cycle affects our planet. The last such ‘warm and dry’ peak occurred in 1936, at the end of the infamous ‘Dust Bowl’ period. During that time, extreme heat and dryness, combined with a multitude of problems during the ‘Great Depression,’ made living conditions practically intolerable.

The next ‘warm and dry’ climatic phase is scheduled to arrive in the early 2030s, probably peaking around 2038. It is expected to produce even hotter and drier weather patterns than we saw during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

But, we should remember, that the Earth’s coldest periods have usually followed excessive warmth. Such was the case when our planet moved from the Medieval Warm Period between 900 and 1300 A.D. to the sudden ‘Little Ice Age,’ which peaked in the 17th Century.

By the end of this 21st Century, a big cool down may occur that could ultimately lead to expanding glaciers worldwide, even in the mid-latitudes. We could possibly see even a new Great Ice Age. Based on long-term climatic data, these major ice ages have recurred about every 11,500 years. Well, you guessed it. The last extensive ice age was approximately 11,500 years ago, so we may be due. Again, only time will tell.

30 posted on 02/21/2010 1:07:47 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: libstripper

Most Excellent !!!!!


31 posted on 02/21/2010 1:07:52 PM PST by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: libstripper
Oh! This is awesome news!


32 posted on 02/21/2010 1:08:34 PM PST by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: chichipow

Gore, the IPCC, Pickens, & anyone affiliated with companies that make money off of legislated global warming initiatives should all be brought in
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Can we add all the congress critters invested in these areas and voting themselves some profitable laws?

I almost wish we could make congress critters dump all their stock into bonds when they are elected.

If we can’t do anything about their stocks, then something up for a vote that they could profit from—they aren’t allowed to vote.

Sick of this crooked corrupt chit.


33 posted on 02/21/2010 1:08:37 PM PST by Irenic
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To: libstripper
Should be a required Sign every Politician's office.


34 posted on 02/21/2010 1:12:39 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: libstripper

Bttt


35 posted on 02/21/2010 1:15:30 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Army Air Corps

It’s easier for the energy cos to prove they have standing. If consumer groups joined it would give the EPA a chance to delay by going through each of them.

Perhpas after this case is decided consumer groups can go in and get our money back.


36 posted on 02/21/2010 1:16:43 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: libstripper
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37 posted on 02/21/2010 1:17:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Aglore - Carbon Huckster


38 posted on 02/21/2010 1:20:43 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: libstripper
One of the most important things Peabody seeks here is a full evidentiary hearing on Climaregate. If it gets that, it will be possible to hold Gore to account for the first time.

Please let it be so. We need some good news.

39 posted on 02/21/2010 1:21:07 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Army Air Corps

Aglore = Algore


40 posted on 02/21/2010 1:21:11 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: libstripper
Gore has NEVER debated anyone and has always adopted that snide ‘the science is settled, idiot’ stand. I would pay large dollars to finally see this total asswipe UNDER OATH forced to defend his unscientific BS. Al, if you're reading this, know that your day is coming and retribution against you will be both severe and unrelenting.
41 posted on 02/21/2010 1:21:54 PM PST by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: libstripper

“...it will be possible to hold Gore to account for the first time.”

Stick his stinkin’ feet in the fire :)


42 posted on 02/21/2010 1:26:02 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: libstripper; SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks; steelyourfaith; NormsRevenge; onyx; ...

fyi


43 posted on 02/21/2010 1:29:48 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: libstripper
Well all the energy related companies should pile on now. As well as major industrial users, then a massive class action suit on behalf of the poor abused citizens “us”. Sue these suckers so hard their heads get sucked out of their butts!!
44 posted on 02/21/2010 1:30:42 PM PST by Dem Guard
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Is that a carbon-neutral fire? :-)


45 posted on 02/21/2010 1:30:55 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: libstripper
I thought I had seen a thread before:

World’s biggest coal company brings U.S. government to court in climate fraud

There might be some useful links on it.

46 posted on 02/21/2010 1:34:16 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Fresh Wind

“Yes, a class action suit on behalf of every American who drives a car, or heats their home with oil or gas, or who uses electricity!!”

At the same time we need a class-action to force drilling in offshore oil fields, in the Bakken oil fields, and wherever else we have oil reserves the gov’t is not allowing drilling. And we need to force new refinery construction in this country.

And we need to force the gov’t to rebate 100% of the difference between $1.00 a gallon and the price paid. Let’s take back the stimulus dollars now!


47 posted on 02/21/2010 1:34:48 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: libstripper

But what do you do when the biggest electrical supplier in the US buys into the glo-bull warming scam?


48 posted on 02/21/2010 1:37:30 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: libstripper

Maybe, this is part of why gore has gone into hiding?


49 posted on 02/21/2010 1:40:30 PM PST by FreeAtlanta ($10 is all it would take, why spend millions?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Everyone who owns a car, heats or cools their houses, uses any electricity, or has a job should join in.

The Left has to be stopped.

50 posted on 02/21/2010 1:44:04 PM PST by FreeAtlanta ($10 is all it would take, why spend millions?)
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