Pope admits no physical evidence supports claim that PM2.5 causes death

Here is Arden Pope’s response to Jim Enstrom’s March 2017 study in Dose Response. Past Pope’s lengthy arm-waving about dubious-if-not-fraudulent statistics, in the end he cannot cite a single bit of physical evidence that PM2.5 kills anyone — even though he claims 4.2 million people were killed by PM2.5 in 2015. Here’s the key passage:

All that “substantial work” has failed to link PM2.5 inhalation to death. Pope has even been forced to claim that breathing blue-sky clean air is more dangerous than smoking.

4.2 million dead people is a lot of bodies. It’s why we demand:

American Cancer Society basically confirms Jim Enstrom destroyed original 1995 Pope PM2.5 study

The worst the American Cancer Society can say about Jim Enstrom’s total debunking and destruction of Arden Pope’s 1995 PM2.5 analysis (one of the two main lines relied upon by EPA in its war on coal rules) is “we have no knowledge of how nor from what source he obtained the data used in the analysis, and therefore, we cannot confirm the data are from the CPS-II cohort.”

I guess the easy way to solve that dilemma is to compare data sets — Enstrom’s with the one that the ACS, Pope and the EPA have been hiding for 22 years. But ACS never approached Enstrom to do that simple task. Instead, it submitted this lame attack on Enstrom. The bottom line is that the ACS is part and parcel of EPA’s PM2.5 fraud — only interested in the political/financial agenda, not science. Now the ACS/Pope/EPA cabal are in cover-up mode.

Harvard’s perpetual PM2.5 junk science machine strikes again

The same crew that published the scientific misconduct-fueled PM2.5 study in the New England Journal of Medicine last summer has now published a new scientific misconduct-fueled study based on the same Medicare data in the Journal of the American Medical Association. You can tell that JunkScience.com forced the authors to be somewhat more candid in this study than the one in the NEJM, but they can’t seem to shake their basic dishonesty.

Harvard TC Chan School of Public Health air quality scamster Joel D. Schwartz. The walls are closing in, buddy.

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EPA grant-grubber, activist groups sue EPA for barring agency grantees from science boards

Greens sue EPA to overturn the JunkScience.com initiative that ended their EPA advisory board scam.

USC prof and EPA grantee Ed Avol is suing EPA to reinstate the Trump admin-banned practice of EPA grantees serving on science advisory boards so they can rubberstamp EPA junk science.

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EPA seeks comment on replacement of Obama Clean Power Plan

Here’s our recommendation — NOTHING. Also note that the EPA is (unfortunately) NOT seeking comment on whether the endangerment finding should be reconsidered. Here’s another recommendation — TELL EPA TO START THE PROCESS FOR RECONSIDERING THE ENDANGERMENT FINDING, ANYWAY. Click for the document.

‘With no proven environmental benefit whatsoever…’

What Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray had to say with respect to Obama’s war-on-coal in comments on the Trump EPA’s proposed repeal of the Obama’s EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Below is how Murray summarized the cost to industry. It does not begin to reckon the cost of lost jobs to miners, their families and communities.

Read Murray’s full comment here.

File your comments on the proposed repeal of the CPP here. Deadline is January 16, 2018.