On June 25th the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released a draft copy of the suppressed EPA report by EPA employee Alan Carlin. Carlin is critical of the EPA’s position on carbon dioxide saying, “The released report is a draft version, prepared under EPA’s unusually short internal review schedule, and thus may contain inaccuracies which were corrected in the final report.” CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman said, “While we hoped that EPA would release the final report, we’re tired of waiting for this agency to become transparent, even though its Administrator has been talking transparency since she took office. So we are releasing a draft version of the report ourselves, today.”
Well, that was last Thursday, and the world hasn’t shaken. Meanwhile the estimable Anthony Watts covered the release much to the dismay of anyone in on the scheme to seize the world economy by its fuel and energy sources. It is a bump on the road, not a stop sign or barrier. But now the pdf file of the report is out, getting posted about and finding new homes on servers across the planet. The CO2 mafia and its fellow travelers might take note, the scheme to seize the energy of the planet is a road to hell. While self-interested scientists, characterless media and press and opportunistic politicians may be dragging us all down the road, the economy will figure it out someday and leave hell – stranding the CO2 mafia and the followers in a very uncomfortable situation.
The report has an important thought, covered in the opening preface about the science, which kindly doesn’t point out the failings, rather says, “We believe our concerns and reservations are sufficiently important to warrant a serious review of the science before any attempt is made to reach conclusions on the subject.” That comment makes clear that some in the regulatory world understand that the consequences could be dire and the blame will first fall on those running the regulations. As career people getting hooked by the CO2 scheme it could be far more dangerous that many realize. But that’s not stopping the political class from loading the regulatory people, there’s big money to be made from the scheme not to mention the incredible power over, well, everyone. There’s your scandal inside the government. Some folks already know – this isn’t going to work out.
The chosen tool for now is the cap and trade legislation that got through the House of Representatives last week. In a nutshell, cap and trade isn’t much about a clean atmosphere, it’s about moving money. Lots of money from the many to the government where sticky fingers keep a chunk and then pass out the remaining cash to the selected few. There’s your Al Gore and his cronies moment.
Since last week Slashdot picked up the Anthony Watts page, Fox News began Monday afternoon running a streamer on the report being squashed and other little bits have made it closer to mainstream media attention. It’s a long way from being the scandal that deserves being attended to. Time will tell if this attempt by the Obama administration to cover up the facts will be a CO2 turning point. Lets hope they try to keep the report squashed and the hounds of the media do their jobs.
But that isn’t the point. The report simply compiles a lot of information that many of us have been considering for years. The report still runs nearly one hundred pages. Its doesn’t accomplish the main point, to inform the public that CO2 based global warming is a scheme to extract their money with such things as laws like cap and trade. People are going to have their wallets turned out on a fraud.
People are busy. The economy is tougher, many are out of work, most of the rest realize the good times are over. Now the dominant political group in control is using the uncertainty, desperation and accumulated misinformation to hatch their scheme. Folks are too busy to notice.
For those of us interested in more energy cheaper, the CO2 fraud and cap and trade bill are disasters. You don’t ever get more of anything when the government is regulating the products, the markets or contents. Energy and fuels will cost more, but the regulated market is distorted, so the customers don’t reward the best and cheapest, the simply pay the designated provider. You know, the ones with the political influence. Energy and fuels are going to get far more expensive than anyone is projecting, and the new innovations will never see a shot at the market.
The glory days of new energy resources, new ways to produce fuels and all the biological and chemical processes and physics innovations and engineering challenges will slowly die while the selected few become billionaires.
Alan Carlin and Sam Kazman, public and private servants, deserve our thanks. Anthony Watts and his supporters have earned our admiration and support. The news outlets that cover the squashing have worthy moments for our attention and notice.
But most of all, each of us needs to consider investing a few minutes to get up to speed on the CO2 fraud and make sure the political people know that you know. There have to be repercussions, no matter how much campaign money is involved, that make clear that being in on the scheme is a career ending enterprise.
To help out the API has a widget to contact the legislators. It’s worth a try.