Please let me know Ms McCarthy, just what do you have in mind when you claim you plan to “go after your critics? Send in the IRS? Already done? You are the same person who stacked the deck with your cronies with your faux science. The EPA now has become the almost if not the most dangerous agency of this regime. The story has been out there, but take a look at how she has stacked the deck last year.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will go after a “small but vocal group of critics” who say the agency relies on “secret science” for its regulations — a charge made frequently by Sen. David Vitter and House Science Chairman Lamar Smith — during a speech this morning at the National Academy of Sciences.
“Those critics conjure up claims of ‘EPA secret science’— but it’s not really about EPA science or secrets. It’s about challenging the credibility of world-renowned scientists and institutions like Harvard University and the American Cancer Society,” McCarthy will, according to excerpts previewed for ME.
She adds: “It’s about claiming that research is secret if researchers protect confidential personal health data from those who are not qualified to analyze it — and won’t agree to protect it. If EPA is being accused of ‘secret science’ because we rely on real scientists to conduct research, and independent scientists to peer review it, and scientists who’ve spent a lifetime studying the science to reproduce it — then so be it.”
Vitter: “leadership is willfully ignoring the big picture and defending EPA’s practices of using science that is, in fact, secret due to the refusal of the agency to share the underlying data with Congress and the American public,” said Vitter.
“We’re not asking, and we’ve never asked, for personal health information, and it is inexcusable for EPA to justify billions of dollars of economically significant regulations on science that is kept hidden from independent reanalysis and congressional oversight,” Vitter added.
Earlier Massisve EPA propsed land grab underway, rigged and corrupt October 21, 2013 — bunkerville
What happens when Washington’s top environmental policymaker packs a government advisory board with federal grant recipients so she can regulate virtually every acre in the United States of America?
Smith and Stewart accuse EPA of “pushing through a rule with vast economic and regulatory implications before the agency’s Science Advisory Board has had an opportunity to review the underlying science.”
EPA says its rule-making will be based on the final version of the SAB’s scientific assessment
Catch 22: The SAB is paid to verify whether the EPA report is technically accurate but the panel has not yet been provided with the proposed rule, even though the Office of Management and Budget has it.
McCarthy took no chances with letting hard-headed state or local water officials in, despite nominees from the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Missouri Dept. of Conservation, North Carolina Division of Water Quality, Ventura County Watershed Protection District, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, New York City Dept of Environmental Protection, and the State of Wyoming.
But here’s the worst part of it: Half of McCarthy’s choices received EPA grants in the last 10 years!