Climate Panic: Trump’s Justice Kennedy Replacement Might Repeal the EPA’s Right to Regulate CO2

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Imagine how different the USA would be if climate laws were decided by the elected representatives of the people, instead of sneaky deep state manoeuvres designed to extend the reach of existing laws. A landmark climate change ruling could go up in smoke after Justice Kennedy retires BY MARK KAUFMAN…

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New York EPA Lawsuit – Climate Hydrofluorocarbon Fight Heats Up

Guest essay by Eric Worrall US States led by New York are suing the EPA to try to prevent Pruitt from reversing Obama era rules limiting the use of HFCs. A.G. Underwood Sues EPA Over Illegal Rollback Of Key Climate Protection Regulation AG Underwood Leads Coalition of 11 AGs, Charging EPA with Illegally Seeking to…

Now's the Time to Restore Integrity to EPA Regulatory Science

Guest essay by E. Calvin Beisner For decades the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has gotten away with creating regulations that lack sound scientific basis, costing Americans hundreds of billions of dollars without solid evidence that those costs were justified. It’s done this in two ways. Sometimes it’s simply thrown out scientific results and regulated to…

Putting the Clean Air Act on Ice

Guest post by David Middleton This article rekindled an idea I had several years ago… Science News Lead pollution in Greenland ice shows rise and fall of ancient European civilizations Ice-core study finds evidence of plagues, wars and imperial expansion Date: May 14, 2018 Source: Desert Research Institute Summary: Scientists, historians and economists have used…

NASA Gavin Schmidt Joins Call for Climate Data Transparency

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon – NASA GISS head Gavin Schmidt has voiced his support for EPA director Scott Pruitt’s call for more climate research transparency, though Schmidt is concerned that providing enough data and method to ensure reproducibility will distract scientists from research. Climate scientists call for more transparency in…

Analysis: Ending the 'secret science' at EPA is long overdue

Administrator Pruitt initiates overdue changes to bring transparency, integrity to rulemaking Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to end the longstanding EPA practice of using secretive, often questionable, even deceptive science to support agency policy and regulatory initiatives. His proposed rules will ensure that any science underlying agency…