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Under Gina McCarthy (pictured), administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accused violators of pollution laws would have little or no recourse.
Since McCarthy took over the EPA the agency has been flexing its regulatory muscle, collecting more fines and hitting individuals with penalties for violating environmental rules.
The rule allows the EPA to decide whether a debtor gets a chance to present a defense and then picks whomever it chooses to serve as a hearing officer, even someone not trained as an administrative law judge.
It also puts the burden of proof on the debtor, not the EPA, he said.
The EPA has been pushing Mr. Obama’s climate change agenda, including issuing rules that would require coal-fired power plants to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent over 15 years.
Critics say it will cause massive increases in the cost of electricity, lead to power shortages and eliminate jobs, while making scant impact on the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted worldwide.
Global warming computer models are proven wrong as Antarctic sea ice hits new record high with 2.1million square miles more than is usual for time of year.
Predictably, some scientists have suggested the Antarctic ice increase may itself be caused by global warming. But Professor Judith Curry, head of climate science at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, said the arguments were not convincing.
Climatologists base their doom-laden predictions of the Earth’s climate on computer simulations.
But these have long been the subject of ridicule because of their stunning failure to predict the pause in warming – nearly 18 years long on some measures – since the turn of the last century.
It’s the same with sea ice. We hear a great deal about the decline in Arctic sea ice, in line with or even ahead of predictions.
But why are environmentalists and scientists so much less keen to discuss the long-term increase in the southern hemisphere?
It’s politics, not science, driving the climate change mania.
Across the globe, there are about one million square kilometres more sea ice than 35 years ago, which is when satellite measurements began.
It’s fair to say that this has been something of an embarrassment for climate modellers. But it doesn’t stop there.
In recent days a new scandal over the integrity of temperature data has emerged, this time in America, where it has been revealed as much as 40 per cent of temperature data there are not real thermometer readings.
The U.S. has actually been cooling since the 1930‘s, the hottest decade on record.
The following quote is from a report at the link below:
When future generations try to understand how the world got carried away around the end of the 20th century by the panic over global warming, few things will amaze them more than the part played in stoking up the scare by the fiddling of official temperature data.
Under cap and trade the federal government gives companies a limit to the emissions they are allowed, which is their “cap.” If they go beyond, they must enter into “carbon trading” by buying “carbon offsets.”
This is viewed by liberal Democrats in Washington as a way to generate additional revenue for their insatiable appetite for spending. The description ‘tax and spend liberal’ is well earned, especially in the last six years.
Democrats are counting on the 'global warming’ scare to help fuel the ‘need’ for carbon offsets.
The Environmental Protection Agency has argued that its new climate rule will yield tens of billions of dollars in benefits in the coming decades by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants.
EPA Director Gina McCarthy
But the supposed $30 billion in climate benefits in 2030 touted by the EPA is overstated, according to a new study by the liberal Brookings Institution.
This is another lie by the Obama administration because the agency’s methodology on the rule overstates the benefits to make its regulations more attractive.