Phony/Fraud is Hallmark of California Air Resources Board—Acts as Scam

The decisions and “scientific” reports of the California Air Resources Board are based on fraud, corruption and mismanagement.  Most of the decisions under AB 32 to kill jobs are based on a study by  “Ph.D” that received his “diploma” from a diploma mill in New York—he is as qualified to do scientific reports as your beer drinking cousin.

“Hien Tran, manager of the Health and Ecosystems Assessment Section in CARB’s Research Division, authored the 2010 report “Methodology for Estimating Premature Deaths Associated with Long-term Exposure to Fine Airborne Particulate Matter in California.” Dr. S. Stanley Young of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences found the report too flawed to be done by a capable statistician, but according to CARB Tran had recently earned a PhD in statistics from the University of California at Davis. In reality, Tran’s PhD came from Thornhill University, a diploma mill located in a New York City UPS office.

The falsifying of academic credentials is a serious matter and can easily end a career. CARB, however, did not fire Tran, opting instead for a suspension and demotion. And CARB used Tran’s flawed study in heavy-handed diesel regulations, a costly state policy.

This fraud was not fired?  The report was not thrown in the trash can?  Any wonder the public distrusts government?  Oh, UCLA Dr. James Engstrom, the professor that exposed the corruption, HE was fired—for exposing academic and government corruption.  Sick world.  Trust government?

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Recalling CARB Fakery

Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley, Mygivcost,  6/29/16

According to a report by Adam Ashton in the Sacramento Bee, California will net a large portion of Volkswagen’s $14.7 settlement for cheating on emissions. Some $10 billion will go to buy-back programs and $4.7 billion toward state and federal air-quality programs, and “California stands to gain $1.18 billion of that money.” Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a 2007 appointee of governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, announced that the agency would keep a sharp eye on Volkswagen’s repair plan. “As you can imagine with our history with this company,” she said, “we’re not going to take anything on its face.” Taxpayers have good reason to show the same skepticism with CARB

Hien Tran, manager of the Health and Ecosystems Assessment Section in CARB’s Research Division, authored the 2010 report “Methodology for Estimating Premature Deaths Associated with Long-term Exposure to Fine Airborne Particulate Matter in California.” Dr. S. Stanley Young of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences found the report too flawed to be done by a capable statistician, but according to CARB Tran had recently earned a PhD in statistics from the University of California at Davis. In reality, Tran’s PhD came from Thornhill University, a diploma mill located in a New York City UPS office.

The falsifying of academic credentials is a serious matter and can easily end a career. CARB, however, did not fire Tran, opting instead for a suspension and demotion. And CARB used Tran’s flawed study in heavy-handed diesel regulations, a costly state policy.

For CARB boss Mary Nichols, the affair was “a very annoying distraction,” and no legislator called for her resignation. Based on a history of indulging fakery, taxpayers should never take anything from CARB at face value.

 

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Comments

  1. Really??? says

    A paper mill Doc states fine particles associated with all gardening and agriculture that feeds us has to be stopped. Guess that means Soylent Green is not far away…laugh.

    Now tie this to the most credible science stating S. Calif. air quality since 1960 has increased by over 98% what will be the excuse to kill auto use? More fraud? You bettcha.

    When you see your favorite streets blocked by little used bike paths remember this.

  2. Jerry the Stupid has a willing co-fraud running CARB. She is Mary Nichols who is all aboard with jerry’s stupid green energy hoax. Never mind that Europe is now backing off seeing how meaningless and expensive their efforts were. Never mind the price of power in Denmark is 42 cents per kWh versus 12 cents in the US. Ask jerry why German factories are relocating to the Southeastern part of the country. It is obvious they are not relocating to Kalifornia. And ask jerry and mary why they ignore the Little Hoover Commission’s request for a cost/benefit analysis on their “green” mandate.

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