EPA’s endangerment finding was apparently not properly cooked.
The EPA’s inspector general had this to say about the agency’s review of the technical support document (TSD) underlying its condemnation of carbon dioxide as a threat to the public welfare:
This review did not meet all OMB requirements for peer review of a highly influential scientific assessment primarily because the review results and EPA’s response were not publicly reported, and because 1 of the 12 reviewers was an EPA employee.
It will be interesting to see whether and how the D.C. Circuit Court regards this finding in the ongoing litigation over EPA’s greenhouse gas rules.