CEI Today: Cherry blossoms + global warming, lawmakers v. EPA, and the WaPo on illegal carbon pollution standard

Monday, April 14, 2014
In the News Today


Globalwarming.org: Will Cherry Blossoms Get Sucked into the Polar Vortex?

DC’s cherry trees hit their official peak blossom date last Thursday, April 10th.  That’s the latest in the year that the Capital has experienced peak blossoming in over two decades.  

Unusually cold weather, in the view of White House Science Advisor John Holdren, is actually yet another sign of global warming.  Holdren explained this to a freezing yet grateful nation in a two-minute video. Today, CEI is filing a formal Information Quality Act Correction Request with OSTP on that very issue. 
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> Interview Sam Kazman


Globalwarming.org: Senators Sessions and Inhofe Come Out Swinging against EPA

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) announced at an Environment and Public Works Committee hearing last week on the nomination of Janet McCabe to be assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for air and radiation that he couldn’t vote to confirm McCabe if she insists on denying the conclusion of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that there is no historic trend in the incidence and severity of tropical cyclones (hurricanes and typhoons). 

Climate Progress, an especially deranged outpost of the ironically-named Center for American Progress’s Think Progress web site, immediately accused Sen. Sessions of opposing McCabe “because she accepts climate science.” > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell


Globalwarming.org: WaPo Wonkblog Makes Case that EPA’s Carbon Pollution Standard Is Illegal


On Friday, Washington Post Wonkblog published a notable article about “clean coal.” Reporter Max Ehrenfreund wrote that carbon capture and sequestration is “exorbitantly” costly. This modifier is supremely apt; it is the exact word chosen by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals* to describe an impermissible requirement pursuant to the provision of the Clean Air Act that authorizes the aforementioned Carbon Pollution Standard. As such, if the costs of carbon capture and sequestration are in fact “exorbitant,” then the regulation is illegal. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk

CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
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CEI Podcast for April 9, 2014: A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk




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