Skip to comments.'Junk science'? Studies behind Obama regulations under fire
Posted on 12/26/2017 10:45:55 AM PST by jazusamo
Scientific studies used by the Obama administration to help justify tough environmental regulations are coming under intensifying scrutiny, with critics questioning their merit as the Trump EPA reverses or delays some of those rules.
In one case, agencies determined the research used to prop up a ban on a particular pesticide was questionable. On another front, the Environmental Protection Agency never complied with a congressional subpoena for the data used to justify most Obama administration air quality rules.
EPA regulations are based on secret data developed in the 1990s, Steve Milloy, who served on President Trumps EPA transition team, told Fox News. For the EPA, coming up with cherry-picked data is standard operating procedure.
Milloy, author of Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA, was previously a lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission and is among critics who accuse federal agencies of carefully selecting scientific research to fit a political agenda.
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In October, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a directive to ensure that individuals serving on EPA advisory committees dont get EPA grants and are free from potential conflicts of interest.
Whatever science comes out of EPA, shouldnt be political science, Pruitt said in a statement. From this day forward, EPA advisory committee members will be financially independent from the agency.
Environmental groups blasted the decision.
For Pruitt, anything that helps corporate polluters make money is good and science and facts are just roadblocks he wants to tear down, said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club.
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obama is the junk president.
Questionable = Obama 100%
Absolutely more winning.
So much junk science.
Means to an end rather than true scientific endeavor.
Hey Mikey, still taking cash from Geldbaum to keep your mouth shut about mass immigration?
Funny how Mikey wants to criticize American corporations but won't say s**t about tens of millions of Mexicans flooding into the country leading to more tenements, more pollution from cars, more third world squalor and especially more jerks who care nothing for the American countryside.
The so-called “scientists” who produced this “research” should be exposed and banned from receiving any taxpayer-funded grants or salaries for the rest of their fake careers. What compromised haters of truth through unbiased science. They are frauds and more useless than you typical LIB asshat...or moonbat.
Exactly! Gina McCarthy was blatant about using it.
Testimony and other info used to support regulations should have major legal consequences for false, misleading, or intentionally incomplete technical support, recommendations, or conclusions; or any unlawful collusion w special interests.
Maybe this is where the almost trillion extra dollars went. It came from the stimulus rolled over through baseline budgeting for eight years. Lousy Congress did not make an actual budget the entire time.
The use of junk science to justify stupid government control over our lives is ending.
May this sanity continue forever!
Obama is mentally challenged.
“agencies determined the research used to prop up a ban on a particular pesticide was questionable”
I know it goes back to before Obama, but they should bring back DDT and solve the malaria problem once and for all.
“Scientific studies used by the Obama administration...”
Sorry, no such thing exists.
Always remember that the “smartest man in the multiverse” would flunk a fifth grade math test and actually believes we could live without CO2.
Big time, FRiend.
Free the Freon!
Gasoline without (water base) ethanol!
Sure, I would like to blame 0bama, but having had to deal with the agency as an Environmental, Health & Safety professional working ‘for’ hazardous waste companies...there have been many times I have sat down with an EPA regulator and used their own formularies to prove compliance ...there’s a lot of bad science in the EPA. Many of the regulators are nothing but policy wonks and can’t even apply the formulas themselves!
I agree. There’s an estimated 300-600 milion deaths a year from malaria.
Democrats work under the illusion that, lying to the public is for their own good, since the public doesn’t know what they want or need.
It’s about using and abusing all issues in order to attain their political goals.
Global warming junk science; Trump/Russia fabricated allegations; fake news; rich taking money from the poor and middle-class... all are means towards their ends.
Yep, the EPA problem has progressively gotten worse over the last 30 or so years but the 0bama administration was really out of control.
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