Take Your Pick Of Lies About Ozone, Methane Or Mercury

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caruba_alan20080111By Alan Caruba ~

AA - Blue SkiesIs it surprising that the Environmental Protection Agency continues to tell big fat lies about anything it wants to ban, but is reluctant to show the “science” on which the bans are based?

There is currently a piece of legislation under consideration by Congress, the Secret Science Reform Act, to force the EPA to disclose its scientific and technical information before proposing or finalizing any regulation.

This is what Nicolas Loris of The Heritage Foundation had to say regarding the mercury air and toxics rule that the EPA claims would produce $53 billion to $140 billion in annual health and environmental benefits. “The two studies that represent the scientific foundation for 1997 ozone and PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards are highly questionable and the data concealed, even though the studies were paid for by federal taxpayers and thus should be public property.”

In addition to claims…

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4 Reasons Obama’s New Methane Emission Regulations Don’t Make Sense

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Nick LorisBy Nicolas Loris ~

Obama3-300 (Photo: MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA/Newscom)

The Obama administration is proposing new regulations to reduce methane emissions for the oil and gas industry 40 percent to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025. Here are four things you need to know.

1. Methane emissions are not harmful. Methane emissions in the United States present no human health or environmental threat.

Indeed, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not list any exposure threshold for methane, nor does the agency list any long-term health effects.

As such, there is no health or environmental incentive behind the administration’s proposal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.

2. Regulations target the energy sector, which impacts all American families and businesses. The purpose of the administration’s regulation is to reduce methane’s impact on the climate.

However, the regulations target only the oil and gas industry despite the fact…

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EPA’s gross negligence at Gold King Mine includes disappearing 191 incident photos from their website

Watts Up With That?

WUWT contributor Russell Cook notes:

EPA has scrubbed all 191 photos off their photo log / list view pages http://www.epaosc.org/site/image_listview.aspx?site_id=11082 . If the #1 item at this page is an accurate indicator, the scrub took place on Sunday.

I had visited that site last week when the event first happened and I wrote my first report, and I can confirm that the photos below, plus many more, are now gone.

What could have rendered all those photos, which were previously labeled “Security Level: Public“, as now not for public viewing?

GoldKing blowout eyewitness

What is the EPA hiding with this unwarranted action? – Anthony Watts


Fear-mongering, pollution standards and negligence rules don’t apply when EPA is at fault

Guest essay by Paul Driessen  

On August 5, an Environmental Restoration company crew, supervised by US Environmental Protection Agency officials, used an excavator to dig away tons of rock and…

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