The greens are trying to shift focus away from their bogus air quality-related body counts.
John Walke, the clean air director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, recently challenged utility lobbyist Scott Segal to put up-or-shut up about the claimed economic costs of EPA’s imminent tightening of the ozone standard.
As reported by Greenwire today,
So far in 2011 there have been about 2,000 “code orange” air quality warnings, in which air is unhealthy for sensitive groups such as children and people with asthma, the Natural Resources Defense Council says in an analysis released today. California and New Jersey had the most, but nearly 40 states had at least one warning.
“We have way too many days in way too many places when the air is unsafe for our kids,” said John Walke, the Natural Resources Defense Council’s clean air director. “EPA needs to quit stalling on tougher smog standards promised years ago and protect our children, our elderly and all of us.”
Well, Mr. Walke, if there’s so much bad air imperiling our kids, surely you will be able to provide some evidence so we skeptics can eat our words.
Show us the bodies, Mr. Walke.