junk science

  • Energy civil rights

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    CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen explains that policies that raise electricity rates have devastating impacts on the poor and on large medical facilities who serve the poor. Thus it is ironic at best that the U.S. Civil Rights Commission has come down on the side of raising rates (in effect) by siding with the fear mongers who demand an impossible to meet standards for chromium 6 in drinking water — standards an order of magnitude tighter than what is known to be safe.

  • Driving policies through fraud and fear-mongering

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    The EPA’s justification for PM2.5 regulation is sketchy at best, given that the secret Harvard study upon which the rules are based found a statistical relative risk that is well below the legal threshold for identifying a significant potential risk. Moreover, notes CFACT contributor Dr. Charles Battig, while the EPA claims instant PM2.5 mortality begins at just 35 microns per cubic meter, a single draw on a cigarette releases up to 40,000 microns per cubic meter into a smoker’s lungs, and airport smoker lounges have ambient levels up to 10,000 microns per cubic meter. Dr. Battig concludese that the EPA has fabricated a PM2.5 disease entity, endowed it with a unique pathological profile, funded friendly “studies” that support its claims and ignored all contrary findings, and published regulations that will enhance its power and authority over the regulated community while greatly increasing the costs of doing business.

  • What if Obama’s climate change policies are based on pHraud?

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    The demand for scary scenarios to prop up failing global warming arguments has apparently led two scientists at the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to ignore 80 years of 20th Century ocean pH data as measured with glass electrode pH (GEPH) meters that include over 2 million records of ocean pH levels. These data do not line up with the PMEL team’s computer modeling, a strong indicator that the model, for which its creator Dr. Richard Feely, has won a $100,000 Heinz Family Foundation award, is likely worthless scientifically (though clearly of great value politically). Just as with the Michael Mann hockey stick scam, this Feely scam needs to be exposed and discredited as junk science and its arrogant perpetrators forced to accept true peer review.

  • Putting an end to the EPA’s “secret science”

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    Ron Arnold says it is time to end the “secret science” that is the underlying justification for many of its costly, anti-business, and anti-citizen regulations. As Rep/ David Schweikart (R-AZ) said, “For far too long, the EPA has approved regulations that have placed a crippling financial burden on economic growth in this country with no public evidence to justify their actions.”