Skip to comments.Busted! – EPA Uses Junk Statistics to Support Junk Science in Crippling Regulations
Posted on 06/10/2014 5:55:11 PM PDT by lowbridge
Its a tough sell trying to push a domestic agenda that will cripple your country. The last things you need getting in the way are facts which dont support your made-up claims.
In more legitimate administrations, the proponents might have had to give up, or scale back on their dubious goals, but not now. Obama does as Obama wants. Theyll just make up more supportive facts they like as they go along.
Its too bad for the talking yard gnome, EPA Secretary Gina McCarthy, that someoneinvestigated the veracity and accuracy of her claims. What they discovered is an absence of any legitimate scientific method in the creation of statistical evidence to support their position. Simply put, shes been caught lying.
Whats worse for her and the Obama spin-meisters, those who exposed and documented the falsehoods cannot be accused of belonging to some right-wing conspiracy. They acted on behalf of the liberal-leaning Brookings Institution.
Brookings fellow Ted Gayer and Vanderbilt University economist Kip Viscusi conducted the study and uncovered the inaccuracies, stating that the EPA shifted to a worldwide benefits approach, leading to a substantial increase in the estimated benefits. The costs quoted were domestic, but they extrapolated the benefits worldwide to inflate the perceived gain, making their argument more acceptable.
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It is time to have this entire “Administration” committed to a long-term mental institution for the criminally insane.
About what, in particular?
Ah, the Brookings Institute, Susan Rice’s Alma Mater, a veritable repository of factual information.
What a joke...
I wonder why I am not surprised, I am beyond the point where I believe any thing they say and anything they claim is good for us, I know is just the opposite.
.... Obama is nothing more than the worlds most powerful radical activist and organizer working on a global scale. Everything he does is covered in Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals. For some reason the GOP never seems to grasp this fact ..... and refuse to understand their opponents. They continue think that everything that is happening is just business as usual and nothing to worry about.
Goebbels would be proud!
but who will do anything about it.
Those who are inclined to fight are in a bad spot with a dwindling majority of Americans supporting them.
Too many stupid kids and even more stupid adults embrace The Lie.
you are kinder than I am - tarring & feathering comes to mind for me.
With all do respect, how does some story on the GOP daily or whatever translate to trouble for the DEMs and the EPA? Only if FOXNews or if Cruz or someone else gets it on the news on quote on reference will it matter. Otherwise it is a tree falling in the woods with no one to hear it and no proof it occurred. Sorry, but that is where we are.
they aren’t insane. they know what they are doing and are aware of it, and are doing it deliberately. they are evil, not insane.
The truth about the new wood stove and hydronic boiler rule. And contrary to recent comments by some, in a little over five years, wood heaters (woodstoves) of the kind currently certified and expensive won’t even come close to passing. [Little loss of smugness for some there.]
Residential Wood Heaters New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Proposal General Overview
This study puts things back in a believable time scale.
Fireplaces and other currently used heaters guaranteed to be banned soon after, BTW. Masonry heaters will have to be filtered. Due to many with those installations posting cheers for the new regs. (”all grandfathered in” and superior to the neighbors), it’s already a nationwide low roar and in the works. Defecate-on-your-neighbor politics is not the way to go.
Oh come on. Its not we can just let everybody have electricity. At least not 24 hours per day. Its time to eat out peas for climate change.
#17: Re ice sheets collapsing.
Superglue and Duct Tape. Never fails.
No job to small. No job too big. Who you gonna call? Ice-fixers!
.... Unfortunately ... the part about "It won't work" depends on what they are trying to get to work.
..... It's important to realize that the so called "Green" movement began to be infiltrated and eventually controlled back in the 70's when environmentalism began to be engaged with and eventually governed by the Marxist/Socialist movements around the world. It is now a controlling mechanism that has been set in place to pull strings and bring promised "Change" around the world for the good of the environment. Especially to countries that do not currently espouse the Marxist/Socialist philosophy and beliefs.
.... No ... this isn't your father's Green Movement .... it is something much more sinister than what it appears to be on the cleaner air/environmental surface.
Visualize a very small, efficient house, heated by the sun, very little wood and the like. It doesn’t generate much in the way of revenues to regulators, does it. And a garden. The shop is in a temporary shelter during winter, if need be (permits, engineering required, taxes, etc.).
Many such people speak the contemporary “green” language of hooked up, global corporations in bed with socialist governments, but they are quite different. Many of them are not approved, certified, licensed or degreed, although some are (see so many engineers tossed into consulting for decades—big mistake irretrievably made by the influential).
Oh, yeah, that’s all good for the environment, but that’s not what it’s all about. During this strange time, the way described above is a very conservative way for many. Many of the young lefties of a decade back, eager to learn like growing children then, have already been assimilated into practical reality. Some of them are farmers, fly-by-night contractors, tiny manufacturers and the like. They pay their taxes but don’t cotton to anyone trying stop them from staying alive.
Those changes are difficult to see from any lofty height, where benefits of frivolous desire are believed to be needs (today’s leadership).
you are right - sometimes one and the same
I have no doubt that there were lying and questionable statistics involved, but I’d like to see exactly what they were. Just saying that the EPA was caught in lies without telling what the lies were is not very convincing.