Skip to comments.World’s biggest coal company brings U.S. government to court in climate fraud
Posted on 02/21/2010 12:40:50 PM PST by libstripper
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.
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Ooooo! Ooooo! This could get really interesting!
It is about damned time that someone brought these hucksters to court.
We’re getting closer to the time when we are going to see Algore and his greedy, “carbon credit” pals doing the “perp walk”.
Dare we dream?
Yes finally fighting back.
I bet they have spent millions on trying to meet algores fraud.
Gore, the IPCC, Pickens, & anyone affiliated with companies that make money off of legislated global warming initiatives should all be brought in.
You can bet that these guys were leaning on Evan Bayhs doorbell quite a bit, too.
This is one lawsuit I hope the coal company blast the adminstration right out of the water.
Oh, goody: When oil peaked at $100.00 a barrel I bought a lot of coal stocks.
Where do I contribute to the cause? Sure, Peabody may not need the cash, but I’ll chip in...
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.
Tx & VA too
We should take a page from the left’s playbook and start refering to Gore and the rest as the “Carbon Cartel”.
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:
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.
All of the oil companies should join in, too!
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.
YES!!!!! This story just made my day!
Go Big Coal!
Hwo about everyone whose energy bills rose because of Greenie policies.
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!!
Everyone that Paid $4.50 a gallon for gasoline should sue them also.
THEREFORE..., its also absolutely necessary for people to know the information in the following documentary. If there were simply one video that you could see and/or show people you know... this would be the one...
The following is an excellent video documentary on the so-called Global Warming I would recommend it to all FReepers. Its a very well-made documentary.
The Great Global Warming Swindle
If you want to download it, via a BitTorrent site (using a BitTorrent client), you can get it at the following link. Information about BitTorrent protocol and BitTorrent clients and their comparison at these three links (in this sentence). Some additional BitTorrent information here and here.
Download it here...
[This is a high-quality copy, of about a gigabyte in size. This link is the information about it, and you have to click the download link to get it on your BitTorrent client software. You'll also find users' comments here, too.]
Its worth seeing and having for relatives, friends, neighbors and coworkers to see.
Also, see it online here...
[this one is considerably lower quality, is a flash video and viewable online, of course..., and also, you can download flash video on a website either yourself or some software doing it.]
Buy it on DVD here...
[this would be the very highest quality version, on a DVD disk, of several gigabytes in size...] At Amazon, it seems to be high-priced now and have only a few copies right now.
At WAGtv (a UK shop), but don't know about shipping. The price is reasonable, though.
[And..., some information from WAGtv about this item.]
Also, in split parts on YouTube...
The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 1 of 9)
The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 2 of 9)
The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 3 of 9)
The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 4 of 9)
The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 5 of 9)
The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 6 of 9)
The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 7 of 9)
The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 8 of 9)
The Great Global Warming Swindle - Credits (Part 9 of 9)
Most Excellent !!!!!
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 Earths 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, Mankinds 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 Earths 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 planets 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 Earths 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. Theres little doubt that most of their early predictions came true.
Our recent decline in the Earths 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 Earths 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. Its 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 Earths 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.
Most Excellent !!!!!
Gore, the IPCC, Pickens, & anyone affiliated with companies that make money off of legislated global warming initiatives should all be brought in
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.
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.
Aglore - Carbon Huckster
Please let it be so. We need some good news.
Aglore = Algore
“...it will be possible to hold Gore to account for the first time.”
Stick his stinkin’ feet in the fire :)
Is that a carbon-neutral fire? :-)
There might be some useful links on it.
“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!
But what do you do when the biggest electrical supplier in the US buys into the glo-bull warming scam?
Maybe, this is part of why gore has gone into hiding?
The Left has to be stopped.
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