Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced Wednesday that Alabama has joined with 13 other states in opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new, stricter ozone regulations.
The states sent a letter to EPA chief Gina McCarthy expressing concern that the regulations are “unlawful and unachievable,” arguing that the necessity of the low limits are not supported by scientific evidence, and would be prohibitively expensive.
“Once again, the EPA is engaged in a practice of overreach that appears to be ideologically driven rather than based upon ensuring adequate projection of public health,” Attorney General Strange said. “The new rule will unnecessarily add to the costs of states’ compliance with a standard that cannot be met.”
Alabama joins 13 other states in opposing ‘overreaching, unlawful’ EPA regs. The other states are: Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wisconsin also signed the letter.
This week the U.S. House passed two bills that seek to bring more accountability and transparency to the EPA.
Witnesses Say EPA’s Forthcoming Ozone Standards Impossible to Meet:
Witnesses highlighted recent data that suggests areas in virtually every state would violate the proposed new standards. Furthermore, EPA has estimated that the new standards could cost $90 billion annually.
Witnesses agreed that if EPA tightens the current ozone standard, many parts of the country will be unable to meet the new limit due to naturally-occurring or uncontrollable ozone.
Gary Palmer IS a reagan politician and we’re proud of him:
His statement is not to be missed, he calls it as he sees it and with the experience to back it up…
“The EPA is an agency with serious and systemic problems,” said Alabama Congressman Gary Palmer, who sits on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee that originally approved the bill. “It has abused its power to achieve goals which are not supported by the American people, and too often does so without sufficient transparency or public input. These bills will resolve some of these ongoing problems, and move us in the right direction by ensuring the EPA does not rely on secret, unverifiable science, and by ensuring scientific review does not become politicized.”
Note there is an interesting hearing in which Gary serves on the subcommmittee. Destruction of Records at EPA – When Records Must Be Kept. It is coming up Thursday the 26th So they are doing what Hillary is, hmmm. I would imagine that would be every alphabet under obama.
John Raymond Christy ,Ph.D, is a climate scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) whose chief interests are satellite remote sensing of global climate and global climate change.
He is best known, jointly with Roy Spencer, who is also a Ph.D climatologist, Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite. He has served as Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. for the first successful development of a satellite temperature record.
John Christy has worked with Congressman Palmer here in Alabama. He has no agenda. He is not paid by special interest.
‘No one is paying me to have my view’ – John Christy
John said Tuesday that he has not accepted any funding from the fossil fuel industry. John is being probed as part of a probe of climate change skeptics. WHO that congressman speaks volumes my friends. None other then AZ Hispanic Caucus Raul Grijalva.
Ol’ Raul is buddies with yet another amnesty radical, Guttierez both radical left wing nuts, who stir up trouble every waking moment to give this country to illegals. He was instrumental in the AZ boycott against Jan Brewer in 2010.
A chart provided to AL.com (AL is our MsM in Birmingham.) by UAH climate expert John Christy that shows the disparity between climate models and research conducted by UAH. The green line is satellite data compiled by UAH while the blue is from weather balloon data compiled by an independent entity, Christy said.
Christy referred to a UAH chart that compared 102 climate models produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with satellite data collected by UAH that reflects that the models are far out of step with the actual data when it comes to climate change. The chart dates from 1975 to 2014.
“These models can’t even predict what happened in the past,” Christy said. “Doesn’t that ring alarm bells in your mind about trusting this as a policy tool?”
The chart suggests warming is happening at about eight-tenths of a degree in 2014, according to the IPCC data, while the UAH data indicates warming has been about two-tenths of a degree over the same time period.
“My response is that I don’t see anything in this letter that challenges the science we produce,” he said. “So therefore, it should not matter where support came from to produce that science. (The Obama) administration believes that if you don’t agree with them about climate change, you must be being paid to have that opinion.
“In my case, they won’t find anything — 100 percent of my support is state and federal grants. No one is paying me to have my view. I have my view because I’m a climate scientist and that’s what the data shows.” ~ John Christy
So you see where this is going. As John stated if you don’t agree with this admin, you are the target. (My words)