EPA’s illegal experiments exposed

The Environmental Protection Agency thought it could get away with secretly whitewashing its program of illegal human experimentation. But you know what they say about the best-laid plans of mice and men.

Last week, three of my colleagues and I exposed in detail the EPA’s illegal human experiments before a meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). We had been invited to speak by the NAS after we confronted it with evidence that EPA had been trying to get with murder – literally.

More than four years ago, I brought to the attention of the public and Congress that EPA was experimenting with what the EPA described as deadly air pollutants on children (as young as 10 years), seniors (as old as 80 years), and people who health is impaired with heart disease, asthma, and diabetes. The EPA’s purpose in conducting the experiments was to cause harm to the study subjects so as to justify EPA’s air pollution regulations.

Not only are such experiments illegal to conduct – scientists and physicians can’t treat people like guinea pigs for the mere purpose of advancing the government’s regulatory agenda — but EPA compounded its illegality by failing to inform the study subjects that it had determined the air pollutants in question to be deadly.

Back in 2012, Congress forced the EPA’s inspector general (IG) to review the program and issue a report. In early 2014, the IG reported that EPA had failed to inform study subjects about the EPA-determined lethal nature of the air pollutants being tested. The report made headlines worldwide and greatly embarrassed the agency.

Far from ending its illegal conduct, the EPA went to work trying to repair its scandalized reputation and even to rehabilitate its human experimentation program. So the EPA secretly hired the prestigious NAS to do the whitewash. The EPA’s plan almost worked. But word leaked to me – but not until more than a year after the process had begun and after the Committee meeting process had concluded.

After privately and politely asking the NAS for the opportunity to address the committee – and being rebuffed – I took my case public. In a July 24 commentary in the Washington Times, I made my case and concluded by stating: “The NAS holds itself out as “nation’s pre-eminent source of high-quality, objective advice on science, engineering, and health matters.” If that is true, the NAS is certainly doing itself and its elite membership no favors by being paid to conduct a secret and ill-informed whitewashing of EPA’s illegal conduct.”

Apparently getting the point, the NAS relented and agreed to re-open the process and have an actual public meeting on EPA’s human experiments program. It did so on August 24.

During the meeting, emergency room physician John Dunn, MD, JD, statistician Stan Young, PhD, UCAL epidemiologist James Enstrom and myself made the case that, not only was the EPA’s program of human experimentation illegal, but that it was undertaken to cover-up EPA’s junk science-fueled air pollution regulatory program. Moreover, the EPA had misled the committee by withholding key information from it.

My final message to the NAS committee was the following: If air pollution is as deadly as the EPA claims it is, then EPA has committed multiple felonies; the only way EPA hasn’t committed these crimes is if EPA has misled the public and Congress about the dangers of air pollutants – there is no third option.

What will happen next? That’s hard to say. The NAS committee didn’t seem to be pleased to hear what we had to say. Only one committee member asked questions; the rest just listened in stony silence. While its possible that committee members were stunned into silence by our information and needed more time to digest it, it’s also possible that, simply, the “fix is in” for the EPA.

While I am ever hopeful that the NAS will do the right thing and recommend that the EPA ‘s illegal human experimentation program be shutdown immediately, given the secret nature of the process, the initial reluctance of the Committee to act, and the general arrogance and brazenness of our usually unaccountable government, especially the EPA, I remain concerned that the whitewash will continue.

Stay tuned.

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  • Scott Scarborough

    They can and will whitewash anything the government wants them to. That is what the NAS is there for. If they can’t answer your arguments they will just pretend you didn’t make them.

    • Blackbeard

      Amen.

      But what is the answer? The more I read about the failures of replication, the politicalization, and the closed mindedness of modern science the more I wonder why we fund it at all. But that can’t be right, surely science continues to make some useful contributions, along will all utter corruption. We can’t just throw the whole thing out, can we? But what should we do?

      • John Galt

        Read CP Snow’s book entitled “The Two Cultures” based on his very famous Rede lecture for some powerful insights. And if you get the right book, it will include his follow-up entitled “A Second Look”.

        The individual who first attempted to bring this critical issue to the world’s attention was actually Niels Bohr who was also awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring political forces in line with the super urgent scientific developments. that continue to threaten our world.

      • OhSayCanYouSee

        Significant technological breakthroughs are easier with LESS gov’t bureaucracy on the back of private enterprise; to name a few: Edison, Jack Kilby, TI, Henry Ford, Wright Brothers, etc.
        Our government IS TOO BIG to be of any use now. Now it is a DANGER to the very citizens whom it is supposed to serve. It is proving a danger to us not only physically, mentally, and emotionally, but perhaps most importantly, it has become a spiritual danger in that people are putting gov’t in the place of their Creator God.

    • Bolt

      Dear Scott,

      You may not have been around when Ruckelshaus was EPA Administrator, but he had a very telling response when someone pointed out that the Scientific Advisory Panel had pointed out that there was no scientific basis to ban the use of alar, so, if it was to be banned it would be politics only.

      Ruckelshaus’s response? Every banning act of EPA is a political act. I think that is a lesson taken to heart by BHO.

      I am not sure that they keep track any longer of the cost to the banning of alar. We can also thank Meryl Streep, that eminent epidemiologist of Hollywood fame.

  • John Galt

    This article does not state what these harmful air pollutants are…. leaving the reader wondering what in hell all the fuss is about…… A question that MUST be answered for any legitimate news article.

    • Rich

      Yes, fear mongering about fear mongering? :-/

      It _sounds_ like something I would like to share, but I won’t unless I know what it is actually about.

    • Catcracker

      What did the EPA do?

      “Researchers sprayed diesel exhaust up the noses of 20 children to see what happened to them after being exposed to the substance. But these experiments have no direct health benefits to the study “except for learning how well your body can cope with pollution,” according to an application for one of the experiments.

      Schnare said these experiments violated the Nuremberg Code, which has been adopted in California and federal regulations as the Common Rule. In California, violating medical experimentation laws can result in fines and/or imprisonment.”

      Documents showing the EPA was exposing children to diesel exhaust were obtained by the website JunkScience.com through a Freedom of Information Act Request. JunkScience.com and EPA critics say the agency is being negligent or hiding the real effects of diesel exhaust on human health to advance a regulatory agenda.”

      Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/20/report-epa-tested-deadly-air-pollutants-on-children/#ixzz4J36Ll0w3

      • John Galt

        Actually the diesel fuel is not the issue. It is the high combustion heat that destabilizes the oxygen and nitrogen in the air intake so as to create new ntiric/nitrous/oxide gases…… which are harmful.

        There is no oxygen nor nitrogen within any of the liquid fuel hydrocarbons.

    • Dano2

      It is Steve Milloy – by definition it is not legitimate.

      Best,

      D

      • Brin Jenkins

        Your definition without any clarification.

        • Dano2

          Milloy and Junk Science are not credible. Therefore not a legitimate source.

          Best,

          D

        • Ian5

          Do your own homework for once. Do some elementary research, apply some basic critical thinking and then tell everyone what you know about him and why we should believe his rubbish.

    • Bolt

      Dear John,

      They had to have been the diesel exhaust rules. Those are the only rules I know of that UC scientists used human subjects without first having obtained approval from the Committee of Ethics of Human Test Subjects. The connection is also shown by the 2 UCAL presenters before the NAS.

      If you do not believe that EPA manipulates the data toi justify its proposed changes, you can go all the way back to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The main justification was that the amendments would allow regulations that would prevent a certain number of lung cancers per year. Problem was that CDC could not even find in a single year as many lung cancers as EPA said would be prevented. And if you did not guess, these changes belonged to Bush I.

  • cshorey

    Funny, Steve usually argues for more air pollution. Is this a change of heart?

    • Dano2

      Triangulating so as to not be a part of the coming class-action lawsuit, a la Big Tobacco.

      Best,

      D

  • Bolt

    When the new air regs based upon this “human testing” were promulgated, I pointed out that they could never meet the cost benefit analysis required for implementation.

    In actuality, what EPA did was to go to tertiary and quarternary levels of risk to justify the cost/benefit aspect of the administrative contraints. Once you get by the first level, the remaining levels of risk are so speculative as to be absolutely unpredictable. But that is what EPA used.

    In addition, the diesel exhaust gases and particulates, which were a main part of the human experimentation (children and old folks) was done by UC scientists without first having obtained approval of the committee that deals with the ethics of human test subjects. In the past, that has meant something, but apparently not in this case.

    So, what did happen that got us to this point?

    1. EPA commissioned a study through UC researchers to expose test subjects to diesel exhaust.
    2. The test subjects were not told of the suspected risk.
    3. The test subjects included children and older (80+) year olds.
    4. UC Committee on Ethics of Human Test Subjects never approved and approval was not sought.
    5. Results of study used to propose regulation of emissions of diesel and other carbon fuel exhausts.
    6. Cost Benefit analysis had to go multiple levels below direct causation level to reach a cost that would justify the regs.

    Gotta love it, right?

    I am amazed that someone from UC actually stood up and cried foul. How long will it take for nthe retaliation to begin?

  • John Anthony

    What will happen next is nothing. Welcome to ‘third worldism’ where the only role the people play is to keep the elite in power and money. The EPA, as with their Gold King Mining debacle, is impervious to the laws that govern the rest of society.

  • tom2

    A government with resources sufficient to “whitewash” its crimes is a government that’s too large. And In every case, a bureaucracy that hides anything, particularly its activities, is a bureaucracy we don’t need. Any necessary functions assigned to the EPA should be reassigned. And the rest should be unceremoniously dumped. That principle also should be applied to the IRS, et al.

  • AllenBarclayAllen

    Why you ask experiment smoke gasses on children and old adults ?
    To use this bullshit to close down all real forestry in the united states and Canada ,and buy doing so burn from all our natural forest !
    Why you say ? So controlled burns by forestry nessary for the health of all forest in wet season be stopped, at the hands of the new polluters the EPA !
    END Result 100 times forest fire pollution that burned the entire forest down to decrease oxygen nessary to the breathing of the old ,young ,and middle age for depopulation of the human species in on the north American contenants making way for the Damn desert that supports molas of muslem islams !
    New world order Globalism united Nations depopulation of the north American contenants by people we never elected to office in the UN ! I think it’s time we closed this chapter in history of this debocle thebUnited Nations of islam and their damn concept of taxation with out representation by carbon tax !
    Defund the UNITED NATIONS NOW for the benefit of mankind !

    • Bolt

      Dear ABA,

      Have they checked your shot chart to make sure that you have had the vaccine to prevent attacks of common sense? If you have not had the shot, you better turn yourself in.

      It seems to me that you may just have had a terminal attack of common sense.

  • Elana Freeland

    Steve Milloy, thank you for boldly standing up. You might find this interesting http://www.defenddemocracy.press/ecologists-please-delink-bipolar-climate-change-racket/ and some of us in the anti-geoengineering movement are interested in contacting you. Please Facebook message me, if you are so inclined.

  • Pam Dunn

    NEVER FORGET the Governments “experiments” with Syphilis on blacks in the past where they COULD have treated them with penicillin but instead let them rot away and die so they could observe the progress of the disease (Another bunch of LOW LIFE DIMOCRAPS in Charge)

    • sven brown

      And lets not forget the people doing the experiments included educated men – doctors and scientists who obviously are sociopaths and lack empathy of any degree. The world does not need more of this – we need kindness, empathy,
      and if that requires socialism, so be it. I am sick of the way the government has taken charge and destroyed life as we used to know it.

  • daveveselenak

    I think that it is way past time that the sheeple understand that this Godless, Satan worshipping NWO regime is a culture of death – abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality. They are also killing the family, religious freedom, free speech, right to bear arms, middle class and capitalism! The E – xtortionists P – ifering A – merica is just another arm of this evil regime being used to accomplish their goal which is the death of America! REVOLUTION will be the SOLUTION – guaranteed!

  • sven brown

    This is very serious but I doubt any action will be taken – the government is totally corrupt openly lies to the American public – fails to inform about serious matters, etc. For instance, how many people keep up to date on the on-going Fukushima nightmare that continues to pollute our environment with numerous radioactive elements? Recently there was a fire at Fukushima – did anyone hear about it?
    What about WIPP, the disaster in NY, and who knows about the nuclear plant in LA that polluted our world and never said a word to anyone about it? We are all going to die from radiation due to the failure of our government to speak up instead of allowing big energy corporations free control over our right to know.
    Obama promised no one would be harmed by but recently the truth came out – the emails and memos were leaked that were written by our govt when Fukushima first happened. The lied, of course. The EPA studies are not nearly as damaging as radiation but no one knows. Try enenews.com for more info or check you tube.