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Tuesday
Jun082010

ALG Urges Senate to Repeal EPA Carbon Dioxide Endangerment Finding 

"The Senate has a golden opportunity to stop the EPA dead in its tracks  before it imposes a carbon rationing regime upon the American people." —ALG President Bill Wilson.

June 8th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today urged the Senate to vote in favor of Senator Lisa Murkowski's resolution that would repeal an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finding classifying carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

In Wilson's letter to the Senate, he wrote, "If you do not act to repeal the EPA's endangerment finding against carbon dioxide, as in S.J. Res. 26, it will be utilized by the agency as the foundation for the EPA to regulate, restrict, and eventually prohibit emissions of carbon dioxide by motor vehicles, industry, and even the air people exhale."

The letter continued, "The EPA's finding is based on shoddy science that disregards the downward trend in global temperatures despite increases in carbon emissions, ignores the failed projections of increased temperatures by the International Panel on Climate Change and other proponents of the man-made global warming hypothesis, and overlooks the impact of the Climategate scandal where it was revealed that global temperature data was manipulated and exaggerated by climatologists and utilizes data that has now been discredited."

ALG today published a summary of the implications of the EPA's finding.  It cites research from Christopher Monckton of Brenchley documenting lower actual global temperatures than had been projected by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN agency often cited as justification for draconian restrictions on carbon emissions.

Wilson said in a statement, "All of the predictions made by the IPCC have been discredited.  They said that temperatures are supposed to be going up, but they're not.  Since the EPA's carbon endangerment finding depends so heavily upon the IPCC for its finding that carbon dioxide is a harmful pollutant, the only responsible action for the Senate is to repeal it."

"It's not as if the EPA did not have an opportunity to get up to speed on recent revelations in climate science.  EPA analyst Dr. Alan Carlin submitted comments warning against the finding citing data that disproves the man-made global warming hypothesis, and they consciously disregarded it.  They suppressed it," Wilson noted in a statement.

The summary also notes that the EPA did not take into consideration the Climategate scandal in producing its finding, which revealed widespread manipulation of temperature data by what Wilson called "alarmist climate scientists driven by ideology rather an impartial pursuit of the truth."

Wilson said the IPCC's poor track record calls into question further predictions made by the EPA citing IPCC research.  In its finding, the EPA claimed that the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere "threaten[s] the public health and welfare of current and future generations."

The regulation predicts increased heat waves, more-intense hurricanes, floods, storm surges, rising sea levels, erosion, wildfires, drought, and even allergens and pathogens.  The EPA also predicts the displacement of indigenous populations, the eventual decrease of food production and agriculture, and the reduction of forest productivity.

The Senate is expected to vote on Murkowski's resolution on Thursday. 

"The true danger to the American people is tyrannical restrictions on carbon emissions and energy usage that harm population sustainability and economic growth.  The Senate has a golden opportunity to stop the EPA dead in its tracks before it imposes a carbon rationing regime upon the American people," Wilson concluded.

Attachments:

"Earth Not on Fire: The Threat Posed by the EPA's CO2 Endangerment Finding on the Individual and the Economy," Americans for Limited Government, June, 2010.

ALG Letter to U.S. Senate, June 8th, 2010.

"The EPA's Reckless Endangerment," by ALG President Bill Wilson, June 8th, 2010.

Tuesday
Jun082010

NRN - Must Reads for June 8, 2010

Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson's quote of the day from the EPA's reckless endangerment: "In the end, the finding — and whatever tyrannical restrictions on energy use result from it — will ultimately prove more dangerous than man-made global warming ever could have been. As written by Monckton, 'The correct policy approach to a non-problem is to have the courage to do nothing.'"

Read more at NetRightDaily.com.

Tuesday
Jun082010

NRN - The Daily Wrap-Up 

June 8, 2010
4:20 PM Eastern

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Good Tuesday Afternoon -

3 GOP Senators are on the fence over EPA regulations. The big vote is on Thursday. The GOP votes to watch are Scott Brown and the two usual suspects, Susan Collins and Olympia Snow. Get the story.

The EPA's reckless endangerment. Form ALG President Bill Wilson, "The EPA's alarmist decision greatly understates the impact of restricting and reducing carbon emissions — which means limiting energy use — on global population sustainability and economic growth. The American people (and everyone else) depend upon petroleum, gasoline, diesel, coal, and natural gas to do just about everything, including getting to work, delivering goods and services, heating their homes in the summer and cooling them in the winter, and providing hot water."

Cartoon of the day, "So sorry, Mr. Gore".

VIDEO: Oil on Obama's hands. After 45 days, the Obama administration announces it will contain the BP oil spill. Is this administration willfully negligent, or woefully incompetent?

ObamaCare nails its first "villain". "Nancy Pelosi called insurance companies "villains" last year, and in that sense, ObamaCare scores its first success today.  The Virginia firm nHealth announced that it will close its doors by the end of the year, thanks to the costs associated with insuring people under the mandates imposed by Congress."

CREW asks HHS IG to inspect panel's conflict of interest.

ObamaCare Watch: The more we learn, the worse it gets. "This week, we learned that the Obama administration is orchestrating a $125 million propaganda campaign to sell the recently enacted health-care law to the public.  That effort will be funded by labor unions and other groups from the Democratic political orbit.  It comes on top of the misleading government mailer sent to the nation's seniors, at the expense of taxpayers, touting the supposed benefits of ObamaCare for the elderly.  On Tuesday, the president himself will join the fray again to make the sales pitch, this time promoting the colossal waste of taxpayer money associated with $250 per senior bribes to be issued this summer and fall."

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts on the passing scene. "We have now reached the truly dangerous point where we cannot even be warned about the lethal, fanatical, and suicidal hatred of our Islamic extremist enemies in our midst, because to do so here would be politically incorrect – and in some European countries, would be a violation of laws against inciting hostility to groups."



Tuesday
Jun082010

NRN - The Daily Wrap-Up 

June 7, 2010
4:00 PM Eastern

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Good Monday Afternoon -

Economist Art Laffer predicts that the economy will be in full double-dip recession in 2011–and it will be severe. He credits this to the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. He makes a pretty interesting case that can be read here.

How many Democrats did Obama convince not to run in primaries? Robert Romano writes at NetRightDaily.com, "if no laws were broken and the job offers are perfectly legitimate, why take such pains to dissociate Obama's direct involvement? Why the initial denials in both the Sestak and Romanoff cases by the White House? Why has the Justice Department thus far refused to appoint a special counsel, as requested by Representative Darrell Issa, and by Senate Republicans?" Also read, Romanoff and Sestak vs. the White House.

26.4% of American youth are unemployed. Check out student reactions to this. In addition to high unemployment, American youth now face new Department of Labor regulations that want to force unpaid internships to become a thing of the past.

Politico: Pols turn on labor… "Spurred by state budget crunches and an angry public mood, Republican and some Democratic leaders are focusing with increasing intensity on public workers and the unions that represent them, casting them as overpaid obstacles to good government and demanding cuts in their often-generous benefits." Keep reading. Oh, and the MSM/Big Labor revolving door.

Governor Chris Christie: Not About Teachers. Chris Cristie deserves the praise of every American.

Go figure – Democrats skip townhalls to avoid voter rage.

Helen Thomas announces she will retire on the heels of comments she made last week about Israel and Palestine. As @thejoelstein tweeted: "Helen Thomas retires…. from what? Sitting through White House press conferences? Has anyone ever read a Helen Thomas story?"

Glenn Reynolds: Higher education's bubble is about to burst. "The buyers think what they're buying will appreciate in value, making them rich in the future. The product grows more and more elaborate, and more and more expensive, but the expense is offset by cheap credit provided by sellers eager to encourage buyers to buy." Keep reading.

Video: Bill Clinton vs… the Unions?

Matt Welch: The 'Costs' of Free Speech. "The good news is that the Roberts Court so far is shaping up as a strong defender of the First Amendment. The bad news? Just before this issue went to press, Obama announced as his next Supreme Court appointment the same person who proposed that outrageous "categorical balancing" test for free speech: Elena Kagan. Here's hoping some vigorous political speech influences the selection process."

BP Oil Spill: Who's your daddy?

Do you have something that should be included in the Daily Wrap-Up? Please send it to Adam@netrightnation.com.



Monday
Jun072010

NRN - Must Reads for June 7, 2010