Anti-pesticide activists exploit poor kids

By Steve Milloy

While it’s not surprising that children from the inner city and Latino farmworker communities might perform slightly less well than average American children on development tests, anti-pesticide activists can make it news if they can link that performance to pesticides. And so they have tried. Continue reading Anti-pesticide activists exploit poor kids

Earth to Harvard Med faculty: DES is not an 'endocrine disrupter'

A commentary in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine spotlights how easy it is to forget basic scientific principles even when you’re on the Harvard Medical School faculty. Continue reading Earth to Harvard Med faculty: DES is not an 'endocrine disrupter'

Does air pollution cause breast cancer?

University of Buffalo researchers claim to have linked air pollution with increased risk of breast cancer.

Though I haven’t received a copy of the study yet, I feel confident in rushing to condemn it as junk science.

As there’s no credible evidence that even heavy smoking (i.e., lots of “toxins” inhaled deeply for decades) increases breast cancer risk, why would ambient air be a risk factor?

Enviros wrong on Keystone pipeline greenhouse gas emissions

Enviro activists are apoplectic that the Obama State Department has dismissed their concerns about the Keystone (tar sands) pipeline resulting in increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Continue reading Enviros wrong on Keystone pipeline greenhouse gas emissions

Introducing's Global Thermometer

Everyone’s talked about it for years. Politicians and activists have tried to change the entire Western economy and social order because of it. Some have made a fortune or become famous ranting about it.

But no one has ever known what it is. Not only has the technology not existed to calculate it but, truth be told, it doesn’t even really exist in any meaningful manner in the first place! Continue reading Introducing's Global Thermometer

Charles Manson a climate alarmist

You just can’t make this stuff up… from the Daily Mail (UK):

Crazed cult leader Charles Manson has broken a 20-year silence in a prison interview coinciding with the 40th anniversary of his conviction for the gruesome Sharon Tate murders – to speak out about global warming…

In a cell phone conversation, Manson said,

“Everyone’s God and if we don’t wake up to that there’s going to be no weather because our polar caps are melting because we’re doing bad things to the atmosphere. If we don’t change that as rapidly as I’m speaking to you now, if we don’t put the green back on the planet and put the trees back that we’ve butchered, if we don’t go to war against the problem…”

So at least someone is paying attention to Al Gore.

EPA admits ignoring jobs in cost-benefit analysis

From the House Energy and Commerce Committee:

FLASHBACK: Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011 – Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

Section 1. General Principles of Regulation. (a) Our regulatory system must protect public health, welfare, safety, and our environment while promoting economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and job creation.

FAST FORWARD: In a revealing exchange Thursday on Capitol Hill, an EPA expert confirms that the agency, contrary to the president’s executive order, does not directly examine regulations’ impacts on jobs. Watch the startling exchange between Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Mathy Stanislaus, EPA Assistant Administrator for Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

Watch the EPA official squirm in this Congressional hearing:

Obama rules to raise power prices 25% in Southeast

President Obama’s vow to make energy prices skyrocket will soon come true for ratepayers in the Southeast.

In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing concerning the EPA’s new emissions rules for power plants, industrial boilers and cement kilns, Southern Company CEO Thomas Fanning said that his company would need to spend up to $4.1 billion over the next three years to comply with new EPA rules — costs that would translate into a 25 percent rise in electricity prices for its customers in the Southeast, according to Environment and Energy News.