WINNING! An astounding document from the EPA: Promises Made, Promises Kept

 

EPA’s own view of its first 500 days, and this comes in an email from the EPA itself.

I never thought I’d see such a thing, it’s as if the once feared and draconian agency has actually become an ally of the American people, as opposed to an ally for green group special interests. The email comes from

Elizabeth Tate Bennett

Associate Administrator for Public Engagement & Environmental Education

Office of the Administrator

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

It lists the promises and how they have been kept.

The way the PDF document is formatted, it is difficult to reproduce here without a huge amount of reformatting, but here are the promises made, followed by a list of how the promises were kept which is in the PDF document.

 

1. Withdraw From The Paris Climate Accords

2. Ensure Clean Air & Water

3. Reduce Burdensome Government Regulations

4. Repeal The So Called “Clean Power Plan”

5. Repeal The Waters of The United States Rule

6. Promote Energy Dominance

7. Promote Science Transparency

8. End Sue & Settle

9. Promote the Auto Industry

 

Read the full PDF here:

Promises Made and Kept (PDF)

Credit for much of this goes to Joe Bast, of The Heartland Institute, who has been a key player in helping EPA administrator Scott Pruitt tame the rogue organization. That fact is currently driving more than a few climate warriors nuts, as some recent articles attest. From CBS News:

EPA cooperated with group that dismisses climate change, emails show

Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and promote Administrator Scott Pruitt’s stewardship of the agency.

Read it all here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/epa-cooperated-with-group-that-dismisses-climate-change-emails-show/

Then, send this article to someone you know who’s head will explode from reading it.

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John

Now let’s get the designation of pollutant removed from CO2, so it can’t be regulated by the EPA…
That is about the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of – might as well label oxygen a pollutant – it causes fires.

Phil Rae

+100….or maybe 97!

Agreed! That endangerment finding needs to be binned ASAP

john
T port

So more gasoline powered home generators and gas cans in garages to pollute the air and cause gasoline fires.
More aggressive tree trimming around power lines might actually help thought it might spoil the look of someone’s front yard.

Chris Wright

I noticed that. I check the wind figures every morning from:
https://www2.bmreports.com/bmrs/?q=generation/windforcast/out-turn
It has been very low for the past six days. On three consecutive days it reached minimums of 70, 84 and 48 MW – that’s for the entire UK!.
What a complete and utter waste of our tax money!
Chris

Greg61

I’m surprised they haven’t come to think of it.

Trevor

John…….Funny you should mention that !
Now….I just want to fit you with this meter………it measures your production of
pollutants OUT and pollutants IN…………..( and since Oxygen has been reclassified as a
pollutant , ON YOUR SUGGESTION , it works MUCH better now ! ).
Oh ! The BILL will arrive in the mail each month !
Note : It is NOT TRUE that we are charging you for the air you breathe !
THAT is a complete fallacy put about by pernicious trolls on the WUWT site
and other recalcitrant anti-scientists !
We are ONLY charging you for the POLLUTANT components !!
The air is still free !!
For Example : You can use it to inflate your tyres at NO charge !!
{Just in case it didn’t register…….THIS is sarcasm at it’s lowest level ! )
Regards , Trevor.

Jim

Oxygen also causes rust! Just imagine the cost. Lets ban it.

MikeP

It’s addictive too … and in major population areas will naturally convert to a form hazardous to your health (O3) …

Yes, John, that’s the “endangerment finding” that Tom Halla mentioned.

It is idiotic, it is anti-scientific, and it needs to go.

Kenji

No endangerment finding … no SCOTUS backing. It is the single MOST important reversal needed at the EPA

John Endicott

Forget CO2 and Oxygen, the number one compound to be banned should be DHO (Dihydrogen Monoxide). That stuff can really kill you!

😉

Richard Patton

Especially all that DHO that California keeps importing.

Taylor Pohlman

Agree about banning dibydrogen monoxide. I hear it’s the chief ingredient in a torture process that has been banned, and therefore guilty by association… /sarc

Photoncounter

Don’t forget DHMO is the source of acid rain! It causes massive soil erosion too.

Good citizens must march on their governments and demand action. Now!

Louis Hunt

Unfortunately, previous EPA lawyers convinced the Supreme Court that CO2 was a pollutant and therefore could be regulated by the EPA. It just goes to show how gullible and lacking in common sense intellectuals, like those on the Supreme Court, can be. Pruitt can change current EPA policy, but he can’t reverse a Supreme Court ruling. So, the next Democratic administration can reinstate CO2 regulation policies based on the SCOTUS ruling. Only Congress can prevent it by rewriting the laws that govern the EPA and make it clear that CO2 is not to be considered a pollutant.

Mike Restin

My understanding is SCOTUS told the EPA it was the EPA’s job to determine if something is a pollutant and how to minimize its impact.
I don’t think SCOTUS would take it upon themselves to make a scientific determination like establishing pollutants as defined by the US Constitution.

Rex

The only thing the Supreme Court did was to say that the EPA had the power to classify CO2 as a pollutant. They never ruled on whether or not it really was; that’s not their place.

Wallaby Geoff

How can any “intellectual” rule that CO2 is a pollutant?

Trevor

Reply to Wallaby Geoff :
Because as Prof Jordan Peterson has stated about Neo-Marxist Left Wing
Professors ( and other academics…..especially in the Humanities and Law );
” You REALLY need to be HIGHLY EDUCATED to be THAT STUPID ! ”
( He was talking about Bill C16 in Canada that provided for ‘mandated speech’
to be designated as criminally punishable as “hate speech”, defined by and
enforceable by the “Canadian Human Rights Commission” which placed itself
OUTSIDE BRITISH COMMON LAW….no legal representation , no appeal , no
human-rights at all for those accused of said violations’ !! ).
Equally applicable in this case of CO2 as an environmental pollutant !!
Yeah ! “You REALLY need to be HIGHLY EDUCATED to be THAT STUPID !”

drednicolson

O2 also kills you if you breathe it undiluted. :O

… and H2O kills too, … many children every year included.

Chris Wright

Absolutely. Many of the greenies call CO2 pollution. And yet CO2 is essential for plants and trees – if there were no CO2 then they would all die and most of us would starve to death.
So, many people who call themselves green demonise the very thing that makes the planet green. What better proof that the whole thing is barking mad?
I really, really hope that the EPA will scrap the endangerment finding that CO2 is pollution.
Chris

Trevor

Chris….you may well be “Mr Wright”……..anyway……….. re: your comment :
“………………….. greenies call CO2 pollution. And yet CO2 is essential for plants and trees – if there were no CO2 then they would all die and most of us would starve to death.”
STARVE TO DEATH !??? WELL THE TREES AND PLANTS WOULD !
“US “???! Well since it is photosynthesis that PRODUCES the OXYGEN “we” ALL NEED
it would be ASPHYXIATION and NOT STARVATION that would kill us !
So , for “us” , the World would end without even a whimper !!!
and NO ! THEY aren’t just “barking mad” they are HOMICIDAL MANIACS !
THEY should be regarded and TREATED as TERRORISTS !

StefanL

A small amount of CO2 is _essential_ for our breathing reflex.
You would die within minutes without it.

Perhaps we should offer to take all the CO2 out of the air in the auditorium at the next greenies conference -:)

Gary Pearse

John, CO2 is 73% oxygen!

Trevor

Well done Scott Pruitt !!
COMMON SENSE these days has become SO UNCOMMON !!
HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER !!
Thanks !

RockyRoad

…and that’s why the Left has Scott Pruitt in their crosshairs. He’s a very destructive force against their nefarious schemes and they’re going to great lengths to oust the man.

Kudos to Scott Pruitt!

Kenji

But, but, but … Scott Pruitt ordered a new office chair in RED … to replace the perfectly good BLUE chair left by his predecessor!! Pruitt is wasting Federal Funds on office furniture!! Fire him now!! {sarc. fin.}

Taphonomic

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe spent $70,000 on a conference table. The FBI redacted the conference table’s price from emails released to Congress because of “national security”.

ResourceGuy

Perfection in government policy reform is a rare thing but here it is to behold.

ResourceGuy

I still think some backward looking investigations are in order at EPA, NASA, IRS (Lois), and FBI.

2hotel9

Yes indeed!

Tom Abbott

The actions of the Obama administration need a lot more investigation. It looks like the rule of law didn’t matter to them. Would love to see Lois in some hot legal water.

drednicolson

Obama could do a half-dozen impeachable things before breakfast, secure in the knowledge that no impeachment proceeding, regardless of merit, would result in conviction.

It’s a symptom of the disease that’s infected the Senate since the 17th amendment.

2hotel9

This came into my email right after the EPA email notification did. That is a change! Usually this sort of thing is in the news a couple of days before it actually comes out to people signed up to receive items from EPA directly. My, the times, how they are a changin’!

Just in time for the UN’s World Environment Day https://gemreportunesco.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/countries-need-to-prepare-teachers-better-to-teach-about-our-impact-on-the-environment/ where they openly proclaim that education worldwide needs to train students to “think collectively, not individually”. Just imagine if a Hillary appointee was at the EPA now and cooperating with the UN agenda.

Goldrider

Next thing we need to do is GET OUT of the UN!

john

Agreed!

Economic models significantly underestimate climate change risks

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180603193616.htm

…The real cost is underestimating how much this fraud costs all of us whilst enriching useless charlatans.

cuzLorne

The UN is our only international Parliament, even with its many failings.

Want to get out of the UN?
Let’s like getting out of Congress – it’s a failure too.

Don Perry

The difference is that YOU and I elect the members of Congress. If they are not to your liking, who is to blame? When was the last time YOU and I elected the representatives in the UN. Congress is composed of Americans who, spineless at best, are still Americans and represent US. Can the same be said of the UN? They’re not only spineless, but don’t represent us at all.

MarkW

“The UN is our only international Parliament”

So what. It’s not like we actually need an international parliament.
PS: Why the heck did you capitalize that?

nankerphelge

Well before the UN there was the League of Nations.
The idea was that after WW1 the world should maintain Peace. Worked a treat.
The UN is no better as far as I can see

Gil

And maybe move the UN to Tierra del Fuego (to protect it from global warming).

Kenji

Have the teachers START by teaching the “collective” aka “mass” graves of collectivist countries throughout history. Oh, that’s right … History is no longer taught unless it teaches Western imperialism and colonialism.

Ed Zuiderwijk

Pretty noisy here. All those exploding heads.

JohnWho

“Exploding Heads Contribute to Global Warming”

More news at 11.

On a related note, the HazMat teams are working overtime cleaning up the debris from the aforementioned exploded heads.

The Deplorable Vlad the Impaler

But, if these heads are “empty”, what is there to clean up?

JohnWho

The bloody remnants of the shell. Yuck!

joelobryan

Alternate Story titles:

– Why the Left is so desperate to overturn the legitimate election of Donald Trump

– Heretics in charge at EPA, Socialist’s Religion Suffers

– Scott Pruitt Delivers Environmental Justice

– Ploughing Under the Progressive’s Road to Hell.

– Unwinding 25 Years of Neo-Marxism Disguised as US Environmental Policy.

– Winning!!

Kenji

– The ACTUAL Environment is being Protected by President Trump

Tom Halla

What a pity Pruitt has yet to repeal the “endangerment finding ” on CO2. That would really make green heads explode.

I’m reminded of a lawyer joke: it’s a good start.”

But there’s still a lot of swamp-draining needed at NASA and NOAA.

Each of those agencies has some good people doing good work. And each has some wildly unscientific climate propagandists, misinforming the public, and sullying the reputations of their agencies.

Here are examples of the latter:

NASA disinformation site: https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/

NOAA disinformation page: https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/sealevel.html

If I ran the zoo, I’d fire whoever is responsible for these abominations, so fast there’d be skid marks where their butts hit the pavement, and the skid marks would be a long way from the door.

Kenji

From your keyboard to MY President’s eyes …

Tom Abbott

I bet he reads this site. 🙂

jvcstone

don’t believe he reads anything at all

Gil

C’mon, what’s the lawyer joke?

The Deplorable Vlad the Impaler

“What do you call 100 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?”

“A good start.”

Here’s another one:

“Disaster: A bus with some lawyers on it went over a cliff, and all were killed.

Tragedy: There were two empty seats.”

Jane Rush

With reference to the release of CO2, the NASA site lists deforestation before fossil fuels as the cause, suggesting the former is more important. So why is this not taken up by the media, politicians etc and how many trees have gone exactly?

Jane Rush

I think I can answer my own question. All the forests are in developing countries.

drednicolson

Where they fell trees for fuel and to clear land for farming, because we in our infinite First World wisdom would exclude them from the hydrocarbon revolution. 😐

Sara

I think the term “dismisses climate change” should be dismissed.

No one here has denied that the climate changes on a recurring basis. It just does not happen quickly, nor does it have anything to do with so-called greenhouse gases or the amount of CO2 in the air. The planet has its own agenda and there is not a cotton-pickin’ thing we can do about it, except keep the place clean, because we are just along for the ride.

If this is a bump or hitch in the road to ruin, and will stop it before it goes further, fine by me. I’m hoping the cycle of unhealthy political idiocy is coming to an end.

Now if we can just convince the ecohippies that cleaning underbrush and trash/dead trees out of forests is a benefit and will reduce forest fires, that would be even better. I know firefighters who despise those people because they are so dead set against any kind of management to reduce fires that they cause more problems than ever existed before.

Jeff Alberts

It actually can happen quickly. There’s just no evidence of a human-caused catastrophe. What they should have said was “is dismissive of climate change alarmism.”

Edwin

Just a reminder, if the Democrats regain the majority in the House and the Senate they will begin to at least try to reverse all of these actions by Pruitt. They will also make every effort to get rid of Pruitt. If they do then they will delay confirmation of anyone they don’t like for as long as possible so the technocrats can regain power in EPA.

Tom Abbott

We don’t want the Democrats to regain any majority. The future of the nation is at stake. People should get out and vote if they value their personal freedoms because the Democrats are bound and determined to take them away. They think they know what is best for you and it’s too bad if you don’t agree.

We need to defeat the Democrat/socialist/authoritarian agenda and once we have it defeated we have to keep it defeated.

Electing Trump was a GodSend. Two terms of Trump and a following two terms by another good conservative might give us enough time to purge the Swamp Critters and put conservatives/freedom lovers in their place.

But we must get out and vote because the Democrats are motivated, or so it is claimed, and we will see soon enough, but we need to assume they will have a big turnout and turnout big ourselves to stop their takeover plans.

We are winning despite the Liberals controlling the nation’s media and schools and the other societal megaphones and institutions of influence. We will have a lot better handle on things after the next couple of elections. We will see who really has the voting power in the nation.

I think the Democrats like the “China Model”: A rich elite running things with iron control, and a whole lot of peons below doing what they are told.

Freedom-loving people don’t like that Model and shouldn’t give that model the chance to establish itself in the United States or anywhere else we can manage to influence.

Roy Spencer

just remember, this is all likely to be temporary. The vast majority of career EPA employees don’t like what Pruitt (really, Trump) is doing, and when Trump and Pruit are gone, and the Dems are back in charge, it will be business as usual. Sure, the current attempts to slow the destruction of the economy through regulation are still necessary… I’m just pointing out they probably won’t last. Maybe the best we can hope for is chaos, and regs endlessly tied up with court challenges. Obama apparently had some very smart people, and they did a lot of damage that will be difficult to undo.

RAH

Dr. Spencer.
What you are saying is correct and I have pointed it out before here at WUWT. However there should be one mitigating factor that will hamper future progressive socialist executive actions at not just the EPA but most of the various executive departments and agencies. That is the legacy Trump will leave in the Judiciary. Every person who believes in personal liberty and separation of powers, and states rights, as intended by the founders and expressed in the Constitution should be praying that this POTUS gets a second term and a Senate in which the democrats are too weak block or delay his judicial appointments.

Tom Abbott

When President Trump took Office there were approximately 140 various judicial positions for him to fill. I believe he has appointed approximately 40 new judges since he has taken Office, despite the Democrats obstructing the appointment process at every turn.

But today Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would prevent the Senate from adjourning in August so that they could get their work done before anyone can go home.

Mitch McConnell has stepped up!!! Finally, there’s Mitch.

I’m betting the appointment process will speed up considerably now that the Senators have the prospect of staying in Washington DC through August. 🙂

Thank you, Mitch! Hold those Democrats feet to the fire.

Trump needs to get his appointments completed. It was said that at the current rate of approval, it would take Trump Nine years to get all his appointees voted on.

Robert W Turner

Indeed, but hopefully steps are taken in the remaining term to ensure that reenacting some of these policies will be much more difficult. Congress needs to get involved for that to happen, so no one should go holding their breath for results there.

joelobryan

It depends on the type of Democrat elected.
Obama tore up and burned the US constitution. He installed DOJ AG’s who let him get away with turning various agencies into political weapons. Hillary probably would have done the same.

At this point it is not clear who among Democrats can unite the Democratic party fractured by their identity politics. An Outsider like Oprah?

Kamala Harris is clearly going to be Obama’s favorite poney in the race for the D’s 2020 nomination. But her hard left Progressive antics in California make her a poor national level candidate.
Brings up the point about why the D’s have come to despise the Electoral College.

ResourceGuy

So get the EPA employees out in the field….way out in the field. I hear there are some sites that need to be tested and monitored in grizzly bear country and some more in wolf pack areas.

joelobryan

I always thought they should go en mass like lemmings up to ANWR to spend a winter up there documenting how tropical the Arctic has become.

HotScot

Roy

As an outsider from the UK who was horrified at both Trump and Hilary being POTUS candidates, I feared the worst when Trump was elected.

Within months, however, I changed my tune as I watched him systematically begin to implement his pre election manifesto, and I wondered why no British politician since Margaret Thatcher has had the courage to get on with the job.

I don’t think he’ll have a problem come his next campaign as there are many Americans critically watching his progress and the worst they can say is that his policies might be wrong, but at least he’s doing what he promised, and more. Who else has flushed out N. Korea, who else has treated his country as the profit making enterprise it truly is, like every other country in the world.

Someone has to start doing something about the global debt culture, perhaps he’s the start. Announce steel tariffs, then negotiate with individual countries to reduce them. There’s a big return in that and every country in the world will be jostling for preferential treatment.

He’s also just exposed the EU for what it is, a vindictive little organisation who promise ‘retaliation’, like Trump’s a naughty kid. This is how they have been treating the UK over Brexit without actually saying it, but their colours are now nailed to the mast. This is how those socialist, bureaucratic, petty minded politicians operate. I hope Donald kicks them right in the plums!

Interesting though, that unlike British politics, he’s taken a real run at the EPA. Here it’s, as always, the NHS used as a political football. I can’t recall the EPA ever having been the main target, which might be telling about the power they were wielding. But then I don’t read the US media so I guess I’m influenced by WUWT and some other sceptical blogs.

All I can hope is that our conservative party does the right thing with Brexit, tell Europe to take a running jump, and get back on decent terms with our historic allies.

Kenji

It appears as though the EU is gasping with its last death rattles. I expect there is just SO much loss of freedom, liberty, money, and culture … European NATIONS can endure.

I don’t trust press releases,
especially from bureaucrats.

I’m not that impressed by the press release,
which is more about things
that are going to be done in the future, we hope,
and things that can immediately be reversed
by the ext Dumbocrat President.

It’s hard to trust the press release
of an agency that has not even taken
the first step in refuting junk climate science.

Trump, Pruitt and the EPA have FAILED
to challenge the junk science
behind the false claim that CO2
controls the average temperature,
and there is a climate catastrophe in progress.

Nothing will change in the long run
if the junk science is allowed to stand
unchallenged.
.
.
This press release reminds me of the Trump “lap dogs”
who claim we are in an “economic boom”,
in spite of the facts:

— Average US Real GDP Growth Obama vs. Trump
Obama years, from after Bush Recession ended in
mid-2009, through 2016 = 2.2% annual growth rate***

Trump first year of 2017, vs. 2016
= 2.3% annual growth rate

Trump first quarter of 2018
= 2.2% annual growth rate

I suppose 2.2% for Obama was horrible,
but 2.3% for Trump, so far, is an economic boom?

***It would be unfair to compare Obama,
when including the months of a recession
that he did not cause, with Trump months
that did not include any recession months.
However, if you re interested,
the full eight years under Obama
averaged 1.5% Real GDP Growth.

My economics blog, since 2008:
http://www.EL2017.Blogspot.com

Dr. Bob

I am hoping that EPA employee heads explode over the change in direction of this rogue organization and that they quit in droves making room for new level-headed people that don’t want to destroy our economy and country.

Kenji

Agreed. I don’t really care HOW the leftist cabal swamp gets drained … just THAT my country is FREED from the jackboot tyranny of the leftist embeds in every agency of this Federal Govt.

techgm

I did not see (nor have seen) a statement that CO2 is no longer considered a pollutant. Did I miss it?

techgm

It popped up as I posted my comment.

JimK

That’s why we elected Donald J. Trump. Because he knows how to choose and appoint leaders. Scott Pruitt was an inspired choice to head the EPA.

Wharfplank

Hopefully this will lead to actually reducing pollution in our land, sea, air and water and end the era of Deep Green funding to Brussels

ResourceGuy

EPA could do a lot better job of showing off reclaimed superfund sites and other reclaimed areas. Just don’t open up flooded mine tunnels and adits without real mining engineers around. I’ve seen some legacy sites that could have been remediated long ago with little effort but appeared to be kept as symbolic sites for propaganda purposes. How about a suggestion box?

Craig

There’s nothing quite like sipping on melted snowflakes while listening to the soothing pop-pop-pop sound of liberal heads exploding.

J Mac

Hot Damn! The adults are in charge once more!
I’d love to see Obama’s sour-puss reaction to this, as well as his EPA admins Gina McCarthy and Lisa Jackson.

Made my day!

Joe Civis

wasn’t he/she Richard Windsor too??!!

Cheers!
Joe

MattS

It is not enough. Trump has tp put funding into science that shows sensitivity is low. Trumps tenure will last 8 years, science lasts for ever.

Mickey Reno

For all the ill-advised and stupid things Trump has said, his performance on the CAGW front has been magnificent and brilliant. But not quite perfect. A few additional goals to reach are:

o Eliminate the EPA “Endangerment” Finding for CO2. I’d prefer if Congress actually did this, passing a new bill that prevents the EPA worrying about CO2 forever. The bill should specifically shelve all current regulations about CO2. Short of that, Trump should act and at least eliminate the Endangerment Finding administratively, during his term in office.

o Send the Paris agreement to the Senate for ratification (it will fail, needing 67 votes) so that it cannot ever come up again if a Democrat gets into the White House

o Mandate public archival access to all non-classified remote sensing data collected by publicly funded satellites/devices. This data must be stored sans massaging by experts. Derivative datasets used in federal or federally funded research must also be archived online and publicly available (at no charge). If data is massaged, also archived must be the instructions about which original data were used/selected, and the exact method of adjustments/infilling/corrections.

o Eliminate duplicated departments or entities that model or study climate. Again, we may need Congress here. All climate and weather and ocean temperature efforts will be organized under NOAA (no more NASA or DoE or DoD climate research) which will become the one-stop US climate and weather shop. Restrict modeling groups to one official US GCM climate model that must be used for any publicly funded research. The US model may not participate in CMIP projects that participate in the IPCC. Either the gamers that write and maintain the model believe in their own work, or they don’t.

o Elimination of expectations of “privacy” or intellectual property rights stemming from any government funded research, remote sensing, data collection, or modeling, including computer code. All intellectual property belongs to the public. Again, Congress needed.

o Most importantly, withdraw the US from the UNFCCC, which will remove the US from the IPCC. We pay not one cent more for any IPCC activities, studies, mitigations or pronouncements. Included in this removal is the elimination of US bureaucrats from attending IPCC meetings or participating in any IPCC processes as part of their official duties. They may attend privately, on their own time, paying their own way, of course, with the understanding that their opinions stated at such meetings are those of a private citizen, not as American representatives. This withdrawal includes a requirement government research grants to academic institutions may not be made if the research is IPCC related.

Rud Istvan

Have commented about the endangerment finding before. Is a long process because must follow the CAA prescribed process. Will be open to much litigation taking many years. No sure outcome because of ‘consensus’ ‘science’. Better is to strengthen House and Senate majorities in 2018, then revise CAA. The present definition of a pollutant is circular, “that which pollutes”. Works for SO2, mercury, NOx, surface level ozone, particulates. Doesn’t work for CO2. Just shows how the CAA is being stretched beyond its legislative intent. That is best addressed by legislation.

Robert of Texas

For all the excitement in seeing a non-science rogue agency brought to heel and some common sense applied to it, I don’t think the agency’s main goals should include Promoting Energy Dominance and Promoting the Auto Industry. This sounds of-course for an Environmental Protection Agency, and will lead to the diluting of mission and bloating of the size of the agency.

Also, this agency should not be picking winners – why promote the auto industry and not the airline or train agency? How about none of the above and let them compete?

We have a Department of Transportation…do we not?
We have a Department of Energy…do we not?

Unless the aim is to fold all of these departments into one, let’s not expand their missions into multiple over-lapping layers of bureaucracy.

JohnS

Does anyone know what EPA is doing about PM 2.5?

Bitter&twisted

MAGA!

Guy

How can we get back what we gave up in the past through sue and settle?

joelobryan

#10 should have been: – Ended the Ethanol in gas mandate.

But that will take Congress.

F. Ross

Dare I ask if the ban on DDT should be reconsidered?

John Doran

Definitely yes. The “ban” is for ardent eugenicists or depopulationists, F. Ross. DDT is a marvelous prevention for malaria. It was “banned” by edict of EPA head Ruckleshaus, June 1972. He ignored all scientific evidence & the inquiry by Judge Sweeny which had found DDT safe & non-carcinogenic, only 2 months previously.
It was a triumph of corrupt politics, backed by corrupt science, over human progress. Sound familiar?
DDT: “the chemical compound that has saved more lives than any other in history.” A 6 page pdf:
http://www.jpands.org/vol9no3/edwards.pdf

I put “banned” in quotes because it wasn’t banned.
Foreign govts were told: “order DDT, lose your foreign aid.”
Foreign leaders were bribed to let their people die, fooled by the ubiquitous overpopulation lies that bolster UN Agenda 21.

This inhuman & inhumane policy has resulted in a holocaust of 100 million (?) deaths by the awful death of malaria, mostly women & children in the 3rd world.

Lunatic corruption furthering the Nazi genocidal agendas of Kissinger & his 1% pals.

John Doran.

John Doran

The DDT “Ban” joins the list of false sciences & scares that hold back human progress. The DDT “Ban” was rescinded by the WHO, 2014, but not by the Nazi US govt.

Do the WHO manufacture DDT? No. Just words on paper then?

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/05/the_corruption_of_science.html

John Doran.

Steve Lohr

Scott Pruitt may not stay much longer: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/18/politics/pruitt-political-ambitions-nyt/index.html That said, the rumors about his replacement are along the lines of you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. The fact that the EPA was turning the Federal Government into “the enemy” in so many circles will certainly drive this even further. If heads are exploding now, they may have to find something else to explode. For certain they will need to attend a course on how to write a resume without using the words: Environment, Environmental, Sustain, Sustainability, Warming, Global Warming, and most of all Activist and Change.

Non Nomen

I do not expect this being commented or mentioned by our beloved friends from the MSM except, if at all, in a very derogative manner.

bit chilly

this has to be one of the best posts i have ever read on wuwt. it is a long game but heading in the right direction now. give yourself a pat on the back anthony, your efforts will have contributed to this in no small way.

higley7

However, we still need to rescind the endangerment finding on CO2. That’s a MUST, MUST, MUST!!!!

2hotel9

I sent the pdf from EPA to several people, 2 of them refused to open it because it came from a .gov page, they said it was not secure because their computer security programs flagged it. Too funny!