Skip to comments.Fred S. Singer: EPA's CO2 Endangerment Finding is Endangered
Posted on 10/15/2011 3:01:52 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
In a narrow 5-4 decision in 2007, the US Supreme Court, authorized the EPA to consider the greenhouse gas CO2 as a 'pollutant' under the terms of the Clean Air Act -- provided EPA could demonstrate that CO2 posed a threat to human health and welfare..........
EPA claims it met all IQA [Information Quality Act] standards because the TSD [Technical Support Document], far from being a "highly influential scientific assessment," is not a "scientific assessment" at all. According to EPA, the TSD did not involve any weighing of data, information, or studies. Rather, the TSD simply summarizes assessments of other authorities, principally the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the US National Academy's National Research Council (NRC), and the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). [Note that neither NRC and USGCRP are "independent;" both reports are based on the IPCC, whose own Assessment has been compromised by the revelations of the Climategate e-mails.]
But in so saying, EPA may have leapt from the frying pan into the fire, because in the ongoing litigation over EPA's greenhouse gas regulations, a key claim made by the petitioners Coalition for Responsible Regulation is that when EPA developed its TSD and associated EF [Endangerment Finding], it unlawfully outsourced its "judgment" to the IPCC and other non-agency experts.
The Coalition then sent a "request for judicial notice" to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the Court to take cognizance of the IG report and consider its implications for the case. [Marlo Lewis has written an informative and extremely useful article about this new development at GlobalWarming.Org]............
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
it unlawfully outsourced its “judgment” to the IPCC and other non-agency experts.
Much like the rat congress when they rammed through the healthcare bill. Like conyers “ we have people to do that I don’t have time to read all those pages let alone understand it”, that unlawful outsourcing?
Romneys Troubling Appointments (Mitt's environmental policy team now works for Obama) ."EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has taken most of the fire from Republicans as her agency rolls out a slew of controversial new climate and clean air rules. But McCarthy, the EPA assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, has taken on much of the heavy lifting of writing, structuring, and implementing the rules.
Lisas the coach and Ginas the quarterback in the work of rolling out new clean air regulations, said Daniel Weiss, an energy and climate policy expert at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank with close ties to the Obama administration. Shes running the plays, improvising on the line.
Another Romney environmental adviser in the effort to regulate greenhouse gases is now Obamas Director of Science and Technology Policy, John Holdren. Dr. Holdren has some exotic views:
Thanks for the post/links. DEFUND/DISMANTLE socialist collectives.
I want the USSC to stop breathing (polluting)and make life less expensive for all of us. They should reverse their judgement on the basis of their error.
“Another Romney environmental adviser in the effort to regulate greenhouse gases is now Obamas Director of Science and Technology Policy, John Holdren. Dr. Holdren has some exotic views: ..”
I won’t vote for him. Sorry, he is a BIG government RINO. He’ll take us down that Greece road to prosperity but at a slower pace than Obama. It’s time to kick the Career, Professional Politicians out of power.
A bombshell of an article. I just read it twice!! ;-)
The “petitioners” are some really big guns with high powered legal teams.
It seems as if this is the best hope for ending all this nonsense once and for all.
Gov. Rick Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbott and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced that the state is taking legal action in the U.S. Court of Appeals challenging the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) endangerment finding for greenhouse gases.
Texas is aggressively seeking its future in alternative energy through incentives and innovation, not mandates and overreaching regulation, Gov. Perry said. The EPAs misguided plan paints a big target on the backs of Texas agriculture and energy producers and the hundreds of thousands of Texans they employ. This legal action is being taken to protect the Texas economy and the jobs that go with it, as well as defend Texas freedom to continue our successful environmental strategies free from federal overreach..........................
Holdren hates human beings, in concept.
I believe that.
The Suprime (Chemestry) Court.
Delighted to see it. The EPA designation of CO2 as a pollutant was probably the worst piece of junk science I have ever seen (and there have been some biggies).