EPA Caught BUYING It’s “Independent” Science Advisers

At the mere cost of $190 million dollars, of taxpayers funds, the Environmental Protection Agency has bought its independent advisers.  That is the amount of payoffs, in the forms of “grants” to its advisers, to assure the results are what the ideologues want from the studies.  In fact, ALL such decisions based on these advisers were bought and paid for—illegal under the law.  This is fraud, embezzlement and corruption.  Them did you expect different from government.

Believe a government financed “independent” study at your peril, your wallet and your job.  How bad is this corruption—when a UCLA professor, James Engstrom exposed it, UCLA—the beneficiary of the payments and corruption fired him—for the crime of exposing crime.  Think you are proud of UCLA?

“A free market legal group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allegedly stacking a scientific advisory panel on air pollution with researchers who had received more than $190 million in grants from the agency.

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (EELI) is suing EPA on behalf of the Western States Trucking Association and Dr. James Enstrom, a retired University of California-Los Angeles epidemiologist who was blacklisted for challenging EPA claims about particulate matter.”

The university/government cabal has stolen from the public, destroyed honest science and made studies produced by government as valuable as used toilet paper.  Anybody angry yet?

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Lawsuit: EPA’s ‘Independent’ Science Advisers Got $190 Million In Agency Grants

Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller,  5/170/16

A free market legal group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allegedly stacking a scientific advisory panel on air pollution with researchers who had received more than $190 million in grants from the agency.

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (EELI) is suing EPA on behalf of the Western States Trucking Association and Dr. James Enstrom, a retired University of California-Los Angeles epidemiologist who was blacklisted for challenging EPA claims about particulate matter.

“The EPA has stacked the panel, which is required by law to be independent and unbiased, with researchers who have received over $190 million in discretionary grants from the EPA,” said Steve Milloy, an attorney with EELI, in a statement.

“This clearly violates the law and makes a mockery of the notion of ‘independent’ scientific review,” he said.

The EPA relies on a panel of scientific advisers, called the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, to validate the science underlying key clean air regulations pushed by the agency. In this case, EELI is asking the court to prevent the EPA from convening a panel tasked with reviewing the science behind agency regulations on fine particulate matter, or PM2.5.

EELI believes the agency has stacked the panel with researchers who will rubber stamp EPA rules regulating PM2.5. EPA also relies on claimed PM2.5 reductions for the majority of health benefits in some of its largest regulations on power plants.

Some 24 of the 26 members of EPA’s PM2.5 panel have gotten or are the current recipients of EPA grants. In total, panel members have gotten more than $190 million from the agency, according to EELI. Milloy says this violates the federal laws requiring such scientific advisory panels be “independent.”

EELI isn’t alone in pointing out potential problems with using scientific advisers financially reliant on EPA. Earlier this year, Oklahoma Republican pointed out that many science panel members were often peer-reviewing regulations based on their own research, corroding the integrity of the peer-review process.

“Not only does the EPA pay researchers to produce controversial research that advances its PM2.5 regulatory agenda, but the agency pays the very same researchers to review their own controversial work,” said Milloy, who also runs the blog JunkScience.com and has been involved in the PM2.5 debate for years.

EPA began regulating PM2.5 in in the early 1990s, and today says there’s no safe level of exposure to the air pollutant. PM2.5 is a “mixture of harmful solid and liquid particles” that is 2.5 microns or less, or “1/30th the thickness of a human hair.” These small particles can get into people’s respiratory system and can harm human health and even lead to death after just short-term exposure, according to EPA.

In 2011, former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson told Congress that PM2.5 “causes premature death.”

“It doesn’t make you sick. It’s directly causal to dying sooner than you should,” she said. “If we could reduce particulate matter to healthy levels it would have the same impact as finding a cure for cancer in our country.”

The EPA set PM2.5 primary standards at 15 micrograms per cubic meter of air on an annual average basis. Despite the strong warnings, EPA has tested PM2.5 on humans. EPA exposed dozens of human test subjects to PM levels of 600 micrograms per cubic meter — 40 times what the EPA sets as an acceptable outdoor air standard.

EPA not only testes PM2.5 on humans, they also did not fully disclose the risks of death from PM2.5 exposure — a reversal from public warnings about exposure to the pollutant.

EELI points out EPA uses supposed monetary benefits from PM2.5 reductions as the main justification for massive regulations on power plants, including the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, Mercury Air Transport Standard and Clean Power Plan.

“The EPA process for commissioning and evaluating PM2.5 research has been so rigged and so biased for so long that many scientists don’t even try to get nominated for CASAC panels any more,” Milloy said. “

“We will review and respond to the lawsuit,” an EPA spokeswoman told the Daily Caller New Foundation.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Really??? says

    Particulates, Ozone, and the rest are the latest drive to force everyone to use rail, buses, or bikes to travel. It is a grand design for population control that freedom of travel and choice does not allow.

    CARB (Calif. Air Resources Board) stated 6 years ago that if the government did nothing further the fantastic gains in air quality from the 1960’s will continue. If that is the case then what is the issue?

    The issue is political power and very high paying jobs dependent on the government (that means your tax dollars). They cannot earn the same level of income in the private sector. Simon Simple = it is power and money.

  2. askeptic says

    Wh*res!

  3. We MUST shut down all of the unconstitutional agencies – EPA, HUD, DOT, DOE, US Dept. of Ed., etc. etc and get the US out of the UN. EVERYTHING they do is directed at destroying America for money, power and full control of all human activity

  4. Well Mr. Frank is apparently grossly under informed as his article refers to the federal services corporation a.k.a. the UNITED STATES, a.k.a. UNITED STATES CORPORATION COMPANY, a.k.a. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MUJNICIPAL CORPORATION as our government.

    They are NOT a government of any kind over the 50 organic states of the union. Mr. Frank is extremely mislead in his assumptions.

    In suggesting they are a government, knowing full well they cannot under the present type of de facto regime be prosecuted for their crimes he makes himself a part of their overall plan to continue dumbing down the joint tenants in the sovereignty. Mr. Frank is clearly either very stupid, lacks the proper research skills necessary to provide truthful journalism, or, he is a dis-info agent. I believe all three likely apply.

    whatever the case, anyone who has not uncovered for themselves the fact that anything fed has nothing do with governing the union should probably keep his mouth shut until such time as something truthful and intelligent flow through his pen.

    Our constitution clearly states what little jurisdiction they do have covers on an area ten miles square only.

    The feds are not our government Mr. Frank. They are shithead commercenaries bent on the perpetual usurping of the power of the states who are constitutionally totally independent of the rule of the federal khazarian mobsters.

    What say you Mr. Frank to these truths I have presented to you?

  5. stupid apes everywhere thinking they can run a fucking planet , when they are only capable of running things into the ground…..

  6. Hillary’s EPA

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