Skip to comments.Republican EPA chiefs to Congress: Act on climate
Posted on 06/18/2014 11:39:50 AM PDT by ZULU
We have a scientific consensus around this issue. We also need a political consensus," said Christine Todd Whitman, the former New Jersey Governor and first EPA administrator under President George W. Bush, who resigned her post after disagreeing with the White House's direction on pollution rules.
Whitman was joined by William Ruckelshaus, the nation's first EPA administrator under President Richard Nixon, William Reilly, who led the EPA under President George H.W. Bush, and Lee Thomas, who was administrator under Reagan.
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The important thing to remember about these global warming lobbiests is not that they really believe it, but that a lot of crony capitalists stand to make a lot of money on this scam.
Remember Solindra? How about Four Square?
Republican EPA chiefs to Congress: Look at me, look at me. I’m important!
There, I fixed it.
these are your Republicans folks - how about a big round of applause!
An agency that should never have existed, run by nitwits who were put there to repay loyalty and minimize the damage they could do. Some idiot then decided they were a political weapon...
What she really means is spend a fortune, tax the s___t out of the "rich" to pay for it, and impose draconian regulations on old industry that will cut GDP growth by a couple percent based on a model that isn't remotely proven. We're going to "do something" that takes us back to a Medieval economy.
a cacophoney of EPA heads / kooks weighs in.
She wrote a book called “Its My Party Too”. She must have been talking about the party her venture capitalist hubbie will have from global warming investments.
Whitman is a self-admitted Rockefeller Republican, aptly termed a nitwit by Ann Coulter.
What do I do now?
People continuing to elect these fools are a greater danger than open leftists. At least a leftist admits what they are.
With “friends” like these, who needs enemies?
What the hell do they care. They are wealthy elitists.
They got theirs, the middle class taxpayers can go screw themselves.
Boy! What a great “big tent” we have, huh?
Just whip up some quotes from a handful of republicans supporting the left-wing agenda and we'll all fall in line.
In reality, we don't give a crap WHO says WHAT. Unlike our leftist counterparts we are fully capable of independent thought.
Of course if these "republicans" are interested in changing minds they are free to ply us with facts, but somehow I don't think that will happen.
Science is never based on consensus and requires hard data to back up any theory. All theories are subject to scrutiny and may be challenged without cries of “denier”.
Also see Liberty and Tryranny chapter "On Enviro-Statism".
Mark: Rachel Carson wrote this book and she makes all these claims and she misuses statistics. It was seized upon by the Sierra Club and other nascent left-wing environmental groups. They had gotten their birth earlier but this was their big moment. An administrative law judge at the new EPA at this time in the early 1970s read all the evidence and listened to all the arguments for months, and he concluded unequivocally that DDT was not the cause of death of birds, or mammals or the thinning of egg shells, and that DDT posed no danger to children when used in the way that it had been regulated - and as a matter of fact the reason we don't have DDT in the United States, is, as an example. in some of our cities the schools at recess when the kids were outside playing DDT was sprayed from helicopter. There used to be malaria in the US and Canada but there isn't anymore. The same thing in other countries that used DDT.
Our GIs during WWII fighting in the jungles would slather their bodies and uniforms with DDT.
What happened was that the political appointee at the head of the EPA, the administrator William D. Ruckelshaus (a liberal Republican as a matter of fact) over ruled the administrative law judge, without hearing any of the evidence, so that in the US DDT was made so expensive as to essentially ban the production of it.
European countries followed suit. This meant that the poorest of poor countries in Africa and Southeast Asia which have huge problems with malaria and other mosquito aand insect borne diseases did not benefit from DDT as the developed countries had, but instead were given nets, etc., which weren't effective in any significant way and as a result literally millions and millions of poor kids in Africa and Southeast Asia and other parts of the world have died from malaria because we stopped producing and shipping DDT. Only in recent years has it been realized what a disaster this is.
The Sierra Club, however still won't admit it, and the Sierra Club is still treated as a magnificent organization whose members are sought for "expert" testimony on TV and all the rest.
Do you think these environmentalist groups give a damn about the consequences of imposing these outrageous cap-and-trade rules on this nation when they didn't give a damn what they did to those little kids in Africa and Southeast Asia? Do you think they give a damn if they destroy our economy, putting tens of millions out of work, that people are cold in winter and hot in the summer because they can't get the energy they need because of a cap and trade. These same people and their offspring are right now in Copenhagen, in the EPA, some are members of congress, some in the White House trying to impose these crazy ideas on us which do what? --- spread death and misery and poverty.
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