The Competitive Enterprise Institute today charged that a senior official of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency actively suppressed a scientific analysis of climate change because of political pressure to support the White House agenda of “cap and trade.” (Cap and trade is essentially a tax on carbon dioxide, nature’s best fertilizer and the diabolical “greenhouse gas.”)
A CEI press release says,
As part of a just-ended public comment period, CEI submitted a set of four EPA emails, dated March 12-17, 2009, which indicate that a significant internal critique of the agency’s global warming position was put under wraps and concealed.
The study the emails refer to, which ran counter to the administration’s views on carbon dioxide and climate change, was kept from circulating within the agency, was never disclosed to the public, and was not added to the body of materials relevant to EPA’s current “endangerment” proceeding. The emails further show that the study was treated in this manner not because of any problem with its quality, but for political reasons.
As independent science keeps taking more chunks out of a particular religion (the environmental doomsday brand of religion) and its sidekick, politicized science, my gut says the environmentalists and their financiers and fellow travelers in Washington and at the UN will eventually drive their solar-wind hybrid moped of a movement right off the cliff, all by themselves. They're in the process of wrecking it through overreach, and will shatter public and government trust in any more expensive environmental doomsday “solutions.” If this congress passes cap and trade, it will only create more angry voters.