EPA Abuse http://epaabuse.com The Truth About the EPA Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:45:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Video: 3 Things You Need To Know About Obama’s EPA http://epaabuse.com/16203/videos/3-things-need-know-obamas-epa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-things-need-know-obamas-epa http://epaabuse.com/16203/videos/3-things-need-know-obamas-epa/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:44:58 +0000 http://epaabuse.com/?p=16203 From our friends at the Environmental Policy Alliance:
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Solar Flares Up http://epaabuse.com/16206/editorials/solar-flares/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=solar-flares http://epaabuse.com/16206/editorials/solar-flares/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:43:27 +0000 http://epaabuse.com/?p=16206
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It is amazing that something that seems as upbeat as “free” electricity from the sun can have such a dark side.

I started covering some of the shenanigans from the solar industry last summer when I wrote about the “Green Tea Party” in Georgia. I had no idea what a can of worms I’d opened. In September, I wrote about the net-metering battle taking place in Arizona—and pointed out the national implications of what was playing out there. The following month, I addressed, what I believe, is an organized effort by the industry to co-opt the language of the free-market/conservative/limited-government thinking population in an effort to convince them that government-mandated and subsidized solar energy was a good thing. Last month, I warned consumers of solar scams in a column I wrote titled “Clouds on the solar horizon.”

I have spent months on an investigation into the cronyism, abuse, mismanagement, and violations involved in Abengoa Solar, the Spanish company that received $2.8 billion in taxpayer funding—most of it through the 2009 Stimulus Bill. My exposé was published earlier this week in the Daily Caller.

Within the past few weeks, I’ve been getting harassing phone calls from a solar supporter—so much so that I’ve had to block his numbers.

I’ve even earned a mention in a Cleantechnica.com post on “How To Write A Hit Piece On The Solar Industry In 6 Steps.”

Apparently, there is a perception that I am anti-solar, when in reality I wish I could afford solar panels on my roof because I could use some “free” electricity—but what I am is strongly free-market. I despise government picking winners and losers. And, my green energy investigations have proven that solar is at the center of the corruption.

Now, I find out that a solar advocate and employee of SunRun—one of the solar leasing companies that Christine Lakatos and I have covered as a part of our “Green-energy crony-corruption scandal”—has been trying to influence Wall Street analysts in an attempt to “damage investor confidence” in Arizona Public Service (APS). APS is the company at the forefront of changing current net-metering policies to avoid having to increase rates on the majority of consumers.

In an email to Rajeev Lalwani, an energy sector analyst with Morgan Stanley, SunRun Inc. public policy manager Kim Sanders attempts to influence Lalwani by saying “I wanted to share a bit more info that indicates this is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Do these people have no shame? Or, are they behaving like desperate cornered rats because they fear the taxpayer-funded gravy train is about to hit the stop block?

In an April 10 letter to SunRun Chief Executive Edward Fenster, Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Chairman Bob Stump points out that Sanders’ efforts have “the potential to affect adversely millions of ratepayers in APS territory.” Stump points out that these ratepayers are the very people that the ACC is “charged to protect.”

Stump explains that this is because negatively influencing the “judgment of Wall Street analysts” could “damage investor confidence in APS, undermine its capacity to borrow at reasonable rates, and damage the company’s shareholders, many of whom are Arizonans on fixed incomes and retirees.”

He likens the behavior of the “solar advocacy community” to “bulls in china shops” and concludes the letter stating that “such behavior” inflicts harm to “solar in Arizona.” Stump states: “Attempts to ‘disrupt the utility monopoly model,’ as one solar activist put it, should not entail damaging Arizona ratepayers.”

This shameful behavior addressed in Stumps’ letter and engaged in, as revealed in my previous reporting, on the part of the “solar advocacy community” wouldn’t be needed if the industry could stand on its own in a true free market.

Both consumers and regulators need to be cautious when inviting in the wolf in sheep’s clothing that is the commercial solar industry.

 

The author of Energy Freedom, Marita Noon serves as the executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the companion educational organization, the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE). Together they work to educate the public and influence policy makers regarding energy, its role in freedom, and the American way of life. Combining energy, news, politics, and, the environment through public events, speaking engagements, and media, the organizations’ combined efforts serve as America’s voice for energy.

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Horrifying Report: U.S. Government Gasses 81 Citizens http://epaabuse.com/16180/news/survey-tells-need-know-global-warming/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=survey-tells-need-know-global-warming http://epaabuse.com/16180/news/survey-tells-need-know-global-warming/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:28:50 +0000 http://epaabuse.com/?p=16180
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The Environmental Protection Agency has a long history of going overboard, whether through absurd levels of regulation or outlandish claims of man-caused climate destruction. What researchers within the agency did to dozens of Americans in recent years, however, strikes many as unconscionable even by its own low standard.

According to reports, five EPA scientists solicited at least 81 test subjects into whom they pumped a mixture of gasses and pollutants their own agency deems not only dangerous but deadly.

Over half of the subjects had a pipe shoved directly into their mouths as a level of diesel fumes 135 times greater than an average truck’s emission was pumped directly into their bodies. Across the board, individuals were subjected to an array of pollutants in concentrations not necessarily found in the environment.

The studies took place between 2010 and 2011 and, according to reports, those studied were required to sign a consent form. Unfortunately for them, however, the paperwork apparently omitted some critical information. For instance, exposure to the chemicals being forced into the individuals has been shown to kill individuals of a certain age who suffer from heart problems.

One human guinea pig, a 58-year-old woman with hypertension and a number of other issues – including a family history of heart disease – would have likely appreciated such a warning. Instead, she experienced atrial fibrillation during the experiment and required a stint in the hospital.

Lisa Jackson, who ran the EPA during the time of these experiments, left no room for speculation when spreading the supposed consequences of exposure to such chemicals.

“Particulate matter causes premature death,” she said during House Energy and Commerce Committee testimony. “It doesn’t make you sick. It’s directly causal to dying sooner than you should.”

Nevertheless, she oversaw an agency that literally pumped the same pollutants into test subjects, allegedly without informing them of the ostensible risks.

In the end, however, it seems this was once again a case of rabid fear-mongering on the part of EPA officials. Thankfully, none of the test subjects, despite being exposed to huge amounts of various emissions, died as a result of the experiment.

The woman with preexisting conditions was released from the hospital, presumably with no long-lasting side effects.

If taken at her word, however, Jackson believed these 81 Americans were headed into death chambers as participants in this study – and she sent them in anyway.

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Video: Panicked NBC: ‘World Must Act Now’ To ‘Avert Disaster’ Of Climate Change http://epaabuse.com/16195/videos/panicked-nbc-world-must-act-now-avert-disaster-climate-change/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=panicked-nbc-world-must-act-now-avert-disaster-climate-change http://epaabuse.com/16195/videos/panicked-nbc-world-must-act-now-avert-disaster-climate-change/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:26:04 +0000 http://epaabuse.com/?p=16195 Hyping the latest alarmist global warming study on Sunday’s NBC Nightly News, fill-in anchor Carl Quintanilla proclaimed: “A new U.N. report out today warns the world must act now to address climate change to avert disaster.”
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Hyping the latest alarmist global warming study on Sunday’s NBC Nightly News, fill-in anchor Carl Quintanilla proclaimed: “A new U.N. report out today warns the world must act now to address climate change to avert disaster.”


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Climate Change Alarmist Reverses Course In Bombshell Interview http://epaabuse.com/16169/news/climate-change-alarmist-reverses-course-in-bombshell-interview/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=climate-change-alarmist-reverses-course-in-bombshell-interview http://epaabuse.com/16169/news/climate-change-alarmist-reverses-course-in-bombshell-interview/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:34:22 +0000 http://epaabuse.com/?p=16169
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Geophysicist James Lovelock, who has dedicated much of his career over the past four decades to increasing adherence to the principles of man-caused global warming, is now apparently what his colleagues would derisively call a “denier.”

In an interview with the BBC earlier this month, he contended that the United Nations ripped many of its recent climate change allegations straight from a book he wrote nearly a decade ago.

“The last [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] report is very similar to the statements I made in my book,” he said, referencing 2006’s ‘The Revenge of Gaia. “It’s almost as if they’ve copied it.”

Making matters worse, Lovelock has since debunked his own research and no longer subscribes to the alarmist rhetoric contained therein.

“I’m not funded by some government department or commercial body or anything like that,” he said of his recent change of heart. “If I make a mistake, then I can go public with it – and you have to, becaue it is only by making mistakes that you can move ahead.”

Those receiving generous grants to push an agenda, however, presumably have no such latitude.

“They all talk,” Lovelock said, “they pass laws, they do things, as if they knew what was happening. I don’t think anybody really knows what’s happening. They just guess.”

As far back as 2012, Lovelock began openly criticizing the U.N.’s reportage of climate predicitions, calling that year’s IPCC report “too politicized and too internalized.”

The blind allegiance to global warming has resulted, he alleged, in the scientific community’s exaggeration of empirical evidence.

“Fudging the data in any way whatsoever is quite literally a sin against the holy ghost of science,” he said. The nonagenarian has been quite active recently in distancing himself from his previous deeply held views on the subject.

“Science is going down the drain terribly fast,” he said of his own discipline. “It keeps dividing itself up into expertizes and these expertizes probably don’t know much about the others.”

He has long maintained that the earth is largely capable of repairing any damage done to the ozone layer and suggested that about 80 percent of measurements reported regarding the atmospheric damage “were either faked, or incompletely done.”

Thankfully, a number of other prominent scientists – including U.N. Lead Author Dr. Richard Tol – are also reconsidering their position on the issue. Tol has since had his name removed from the IPCC report, concluding the “idea that climate change poses an existential threat to humankind is laughable.”

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Video: CBS Touts Showtime’s ‘Groundbreaking,’ ‘Well-Done’ New Series Hyping Climate Change http://epaabuse.com/16166/videos/cbs-touts-showtimes-groundbreaking-well-done-new-series/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cbs-touts-showtimes-groundbreaking-well-done-new-series http://epaabuse.com/16166/videos/cbs-touts-showtimes-groundbreaking-well-done-new-series/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:34:45 +0000 http://epaabuse.com/?p=16166 Friday’s CBS This Morning set aside almost six and a half minutes of air time to promote Showtime’s upcoming series about climate change, which features liberal New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and CBS’s Lesley Stahl.
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Friday’s CBS This Morning set aside almost six and a half minutes of air time to promote Showtime’s upcoming series about climate change, which features liberal New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and CBS’s Lesley Stahl.


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This Survey Tells You All You Need To Know About Global Warming http://epaabuse.com/16152/uncategorized/survey-tells-need-know-global-warming-5/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=survey-tells-need-know-global-warming-5 http://epaabuse.com/16152/uncategorized/survey-tells-need-know-global-warming-5/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:54:38 +0000 http://epaabuse.com/?p=16152
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The theory of global warming, or ‘climate change’ as it’s called by activists trying to hedge their bets, has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. What was once considered settled science is now slowly being exposed for the political power grab it was always intended to be.

By convincing individuals that they must curb consumption, pay higher taxes, and otherwise modify their behavior for the good of the planet, statist officials are able to mold the citizenry into obedient government drones.

More and more Americans are becoming aware that they are only being used by pseudo-scientists and opportunistic bureaucrats. It seems the only people still on board with the global warming myth are those who actually want to live under the totalitarian rule of today’s Democrat Party.

Gallup recently conducted a survey designed to gauge the public’s opinion on global warming and other environmental issues. About one in three responded that they worry about this issue “a great deal;” however, when the results are broken down by political affiliation, the results are staggering.

Well over half of all Democrat respondents –56 percent, to be exact – are stressed out about potentially being baked alive by a constantly warming planet. By comparison, only 16 percent of Republicans and fewer than three in 10 independents feel the same way.

Conversely, more than half of all independents and a full 63 percent of Republicans worry very little – or not at all – about global warming. Just 18 percent of Democrats can rest easy when considering the subject.

“Democrats appear to have widely accepted the warnings about global warming,” the study concludes, noting the issue “remains a politically charged issue” that will “likely lag behind other environmental issues as a public concern.”

Gallup also asked the question using the “climate change” moniker and received similar results. This seems to prove that, no matter what it is called, the idea of man-caused climatological disaster is becoming a non-starter among political activists.

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Video: Fish vs. Farmer: Who Gets The Water? http://epaabuse.com/16156/videos/fish-vs-farmer-gets-water/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fish-vs-farmer-gets-water http://epaabuse.com/16156/videos/fish-vs-farmer-gets-water/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:46:34 +0000 http://epaabuse.com/?p=16156 The result of California’s water crisis is 800,000 acres of farmland being dried up and unusable. This crisis is not due to a lack of water supply, but rather government regulations and mismanagement of the state’s water supply. The Endangered Species Act has become a tool of radical environmentalism that ensures fish have plenty of […]
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The result of California’s water crisis is 800,000 acres of farmland being dried up and unusable. This crisis is not due to a lack of water supply, but rather government regulations and mismanagement of the state’s water supply. The Endangered Species Act has become a tool of radical environmentalism that ensures fish have plenty of water while farms in America’s “bread basket” dry up. Central Valley dairy farmer Mark McAfee explains how the water crisis affects everyone, including those who live in California cities.


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