Sen. Inhofe Exposes Suppression of EPA Report
Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe is one of the few politicians whose performances argues against term limits. He's been doing a lot of heavy lifting the last couple of years on fighting the insane push to strip our freedoms away in the name of fighting "climate change" and "global warming."
His latest effort deserves our attention.
A top Republican senator has ordered an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency's alleged suppression of a report that questioned the science behind global warming.Apparently it's the EPA that can't handle the truth, as Jack Nicholson would sneer. The Obama EPA is hell-bent on carbon dioxide capping, regardless of the facts, because it is a political and tax mechanism designed for money and power.
The 98-page report, co-authored by EPA analyst Alan Carlin, pushed back on the prospect of regulating gases like carbon dioxide as a way to reduce global warming. Carlin's report argued that the information the EPA was using was out of date, and that even as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have increased, global temperatures have declined.
"He came out with the truth. They don't want the truth at the EPA," Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., a global warming skeptic, told FOX News, saying he's ordered an investigation. "We're going to expose it."
Sen. Inhofe believes the Cap & Trade bill -- Cap'n Tax -- is Dead on Arrival in the U.S. Senate.
According to internal e-mails that have been made public by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Carlin's boss told him in March that his material would not be incorporated into a broader EPA finding and ordered Carlin to stop working on the climate change issue. The draft EPA finding released in April lists six greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, that the EPA says threaten public health and welfare.It's odd that EPA talks about research when all Carlin did was review the facts that ongoing research has revealed. The science is being ignored so that policy can be advanced. That's the situation, simply put.
An EPA official told FOXNews.com on Monday that Carlin, who is an economist -- not a scientist -- included "no original research" in his report. The official said that Carlin "has not been muzzled in the agency at all," but stressed that his report was entirely "unsolicited."
"It was something that he did on his own," the official said. "Though he was not qualified, his manager indulged him and allowed him on agency time to draft up ... a set of comments."
So much for restoring science to its rightful place.
Carlin said he doesn't know whether the White House intervened to suppress his report but claimed it's clear "they would not be happy about it if they knew about it," and that McGartland seemed to be feeling pressure from somewhere up the chain of command.
[SNIP]Carlin said he's concerned that he's seeing "science being decided at the presidential level."
"Now Mr. Obama is in effect directly or indirectly saying that CO2 causes global temperatures to rise and that we have to do something about it. ... That's normally a scientific judgment and he's in effect judging what the science says," he said. "We need to look at it harder."