The EPA Gets Caught in a Big Fat Lie

The EPA Gets Caught in a Big Fat Lie

“The EPA is the American equivalent of the Gestapo, a ruthless enforcement agency with a very Green agenda.” –  Alan Caruba

The EPA Gets Caught in a Big Fat Lie
By Alan Caruba
1 Oct 11 – (Excerpts) – The EPA is the American equivalent of the Gestapo, a ruthless enforcement agency with a very Green agenda that is opposed to the use of many beneficial chemicals, every form of energy, and the right of people to be left alone.

At the top of its list of priorities is the destruction of the nation’s economy with special attention to all forms of energy production. Manufacturing anything comes next, followed by afflicting the nation’s vast agricultural sector. The EPA insists that dust is a pollutant. You can’t farm without generating DUST.

To understand the threat the EPA poses it is necessary to understand that proposed Clean Air regulations are based on the claim that “global warming” is real, is happening, and is caused primarily by carbon dioxide (CO2). The claim is utterly without any scientific merit.

There is NO global warming. At least not the kind Al Gore lies about.

The North and South Poles are not melting; they gain and lose ice in a perfectly natural cycle that has been going on for billions of years. The polar bears are not disappearing. Drilling for oil in ANWR will have zero effect on the caribou. Et cetera!

If you want to stay warm this winter, you better hope that utilities keep producing the electricity for your home or apartment’s heating system. Fifty percent of that electricity is produced by cheap, abundant coal and the EPA is hell bent to shut down as many coal mines as possible, leading in turn to the shutdown of utilities that burn coal. Natural gas accounts for just over twenty-four percent of electricity generation and it need hardly be said that the EPA is wary of fracking, the technology to access it.

Blowing the Whistle on the EPA

The big news—the kind even the mainstream media was unable to ignore—was that the EPA’s own inspector general has released a report accusing the agency of cutting corners regarding the “science” cited to justify its effort to declare CO2 a “pollutant.”

Simply stated, without CO2 all life on Earth dies.

It is a gas that plants use for their growth. From a blade of grass to a giant redwood, all depend on CO2, as do all the crops grown coast to coast. Enormous quantities of corn and wheat are grown that contribute to the U.S. economy, feeding both livestock and humans in wondrous ways. Take away vegetation and the animals die. Take away the animals that grace our dinner plates and we die.

Absurdly, the EPA says it is a “pollutant”, a dangerous hazard to our health.

No, the most dangerous hazard to our health is the EPA.

The EPA insists on ignoring all the other natural sources of CO2 as well as the fact that it constitutes less than one percent, 0.038 percent of the atmosphere. The oceans of the world gather it, store it, and release it. The EPA, though, says that when man is involved, it is pure evil.

Mind you, every human exhales about six pounds of CO2 every day. The fact is that the air Americans inhale daily is clean is due to the agency’s early efforts to mitigate some abuses. Those were the days before the EPA abandoned a rational, fact-based approach to its stated objectives. One of its legacies is the idiotic required inclusion of ethanol in every gallon of gasoline. Made from corn, it actually produces more CO2 to produce and use.

The EPA effort to regulate CO2 came along with the invention of the global warming hoax that claimed CO2 was “trapping” the Earth’s heat. That is why CO2 and others are deceptively called “greenhouse” gases (GHGs). Manufacturing everything from a donut to megawatts of electricity emits GHGs.

Anyone who has been following the rise and fall of the global warming hoax knows that “peer review” has become a highly corrupted practice. Real peer review is critical to the integrity of any scientific study. When major science journals abandoned the peer review process to publish gibberish about global warming, they put all other new scientific studies at risk.

As Marlo Lewis, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, noted, the EPA’s regulation of CO2 emissions would require “230,000 full-time employees to produce 1.4 billion work hours to address the actual increase in permitting functions” that would result if the EPA is allowed to get away with this scandalous hoax. It would cost an estimated $21 billion per year. By contrast, the EPA’s budget request for fiscal year 2012 is $8.973 billion.

The EPA has been short on the truth about all of its claims for four decades and needs to be shut down in order to let a truly science-based agency replace it with strict congressional oversight and limitations.

The time is long overdue to pull the plug on the Environmental Protection Agency.

© Alan Caruba, 2011

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7 thoughts on “The EPA Gets Caught in a Big Fat Lie”

  1. The only problem these days with “blowing the whistle on the EPA” is that it’s still the SAME ADMINISTRATION that’s holding the whistle– and if you think they are gonna “blow it” on the EPA, you’d be wrong– and the Congress can attempt to defund them til the cows come home, but this current occupant will NEVER sign on to it.

    • You are soooo right. We need to vote the bums out. Then, we need to clean house on all the bureaucracies and get rid of those with a “Global Agenda.”

  2. Rush Limbaugh said several years ago that the environmental movement was the new home the the people who wish to wreck the country–communists, to be specific. It is obvious the EPA & Obama are hand in glove with them. Fiddlin

  3. Willard
    Rush has an interesting time clock on his website.
    See it in the lower right corner.
    What is disturbing is the fact that Wall Street is also pointing to that same date. 27th of Jan. 2016.
    I have been studying the chart of the American dollar for many years and at present it definitely points to that particular date.
    In fact, that date may be truly the financial tipping point and consequently, a catastrophic one as well.
    Remember, Al Gore is part of the Elite and they know things that the rest of us don’t, or should we say, they are not allowing us to know.

  4. Obama and the EPA are working hand in hand. Obama is determined to push green technology like solar power, but there is a problem. Presently solar technology can’t compete economically with fossil fuels. Obama’s solution is to make fossil fuels more expensive. So the EPA will shut down the coal industry with their regulatory policies making electrical production much more expensive. In the end this policy will be a political disaster for the Obama administration.

  5. Vote them out. Defund or simply shut down the various agencies (EPA and DOE to start), and then be vigilante. We can do this, we can get rid of the nonsensesical bums, but it won’t do any good if we don’t keep watch. Communist turned to enviromentalist. What will enviromentalist turn into if we can deflate that balloon?

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