Skip to comments.Report: EPA-funded group misleads public, government agencies
Posted on 10/23/2012 12:42:54 PM PDT by tobyhill
An EPA-funded environmental group has been disseminating misleading data about refineries to make them appear to be more dangerous than they actually are in order to invite federal intervention, according to a report to be released early this week.
The Environmental Protection Agency has been bankrolling a project by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a state-based environmental group, called the Refinery Efficiency Initiative which has been presenting misleading information to the media and to regulators, according to a report by the Pelican Institute, a Louisiana-based think tank.
[The Louisiana Bucket Brigade] refinery transparency initiative bankrolled with taxpayer money has flooded the public with murky, inaccurate data, thereby defeating the original goal, according to the report.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Seems like “Fast and Furious” as applied to the oil industry.
“........The report claims the EPA knows that LABB is presenting misleading data to the public but has done nothing to stop the behavior.
According to the report, LABBs refinery initiative gives the group the illusion of being a partner in the regulatory process. It allows the group to falsely portray itself as an authority on refinery operations to the public and allows the group to to manipulate data to further its own agenda with the public and the regulatory agencies like OSHA and the EPA.
Former Peace Corps volunteer Anne Rolfes founded LABB in 2000 to train citizens to collect air samples using a low-cost, EPA-approved plastic bucket, according to their 2001 IRS tax return, targeting people living on the perimeter of Louisiana refineries.
The group lists many funding sources, including the Ben & Jerrys Foundation, the Sierra Club and the EPA. And over the years LABB has increasingly become funded through taxpayer dollars.......”
Yes, Good analogy.
I'm really looking forward to this taxpayer abuse coming to a screeching halt next January. This is disgusting!
talk about poisoning the environment.. the EPA.. where your rights mean nothing