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The EPA flubs Amazongate

Amazongate

The US Environmental Protection Agency says its authority to regulate environmental CO2 rests on the scientific veracity of the Nobel-prize winning IPCC reports.  As a federal agency, the EPA can be fully expected to preserve its own right to regulate the environment. However, getting the science right, is as important for this very science-driven policy-making agency. This is because the EPA claims so steadfastly that it is the science that lends weight to its own authority.

Now, the question is: if there is a conflict between getting the science right and preserving its own regulatory authority, which path will the EPA take?

The answer is evident from its ‘defense’ (page 21 – PDF document) of the IPCC’s Amazon statement.

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