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Junkscience: ‘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. …

Today: 18:54   Click to comment

Junkscience: Milloy files ‘greenwashing’ shareholder proposal with ExxonMobil as oil giant’s bid to appease climate activists flounders

ExxonMobil management is destroying a great company and helping greens to destroy America. To borrow from William F. Buckley, Jr., is “standing athwart history, yelling ‘STOP,’ at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.” Here is my shareholder proposal for …

2017-12-12 17:17   Click to comment

Junkscience: CO2 not increasing severe tornadoes

Climate hysteria’s extreme weather hypothesis is tested for tornadoes. Fail.

2017-12-09 16:04   Click to comment

Junkscience: NYTimes Unwittingly Admits: Terrible Air in India Killed No One

EPA claims blue-sky air kills 570,000 Americas per year. Below is a snapshot of recent air quality in India from today’s New York Times. The accompanying article fails to report that this filthy air caused any deaths. So what does that say about EPA’s claim?

2017-12-09 14:59   Click to comment

Junkscience: Medical Journal Perpetrates the Noble Lie that American Air Quality Kills

The New England Journal of Medicine has sacrificed its reputation on the altar of junk science-fueled totalitarianism. Read the full article in today’s American Thinker.

2017-12-09 14:34   Click to comment

Junkscience: Blackmail: Corporate rentseekers and greenwashers (temporarily) thwart ALEC effort to urge EPA to reconsider the endangerment finding

Despite my acclaimed and factually unchallenged presentation (even most opponents conceded my points), Exxon, Pfizer, UPS and the electric utilities (represented by the Edison Electric Institute) sabotaged (via blackmail) the Heartland Institute’s effort at the American Legislative Exchange Council this week to pass a resolution urging EPA to reconsider its Obama-era finding that CO2 (plant ……

2017-12-08 16:43   Click to comment

Junkscience: Rude Sen. Whitehouse compares CEQ nominee Kathleen Hartnett White to a ‘horse’ during committee confirmation vote

Sen. Barrasso responded by calling the comment of horse’s ass Sen. Whitehouse, ‘disturbing, demeaning, and dehumanizing.’

2017-11-29 20:58   Click to comment

Junkscience: Challenge: This PM2.5 study is junk. Disagree? Debunk me!

Hey, Dr. Helen Suh of Tufts University — or anyone else. Shut me up. I’m askin’ for it. Just be specific. As usual with air pollution junk science, the researchers of this study (Pun study) in the May 24 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology claim to have found “significantly positive associations” between inhalation …

2017-11-22 00:07   Click to comment

Junkscience: NEJM editor Drazen gets $468,000 government grant while attacking Trump with bogus PM2.5 study

Wonder how many researchers can get away with publicly attacking the President and get a federal grant at the same time? Here’s the grant to Drazen. Note the dates. Here is Drazen’s attack (w/excerpt) on Trump in the June 29, 2017 New England Journal of Medicine, where Drazen is editor-in-chief: Are Drazen’s attack and grant …

2017-11-19 16:18   Click to comment

Junkscience: Latest air quality scam: PM2.5 cause heart attacks by blood type

From Brigham Young University epidemiology fraudster C. Arden ‘Blue-Sky-Air-Is-More-Dangerous-Than-Smoking’ Pope, III. C.Arden Pope, III’s latest exercise in secret epidemiologic junk science is a study claiming that PM2.5 causes heart attacks in people with blood types A, B, and AB but not type O (45% of the population). Pope didn’t even bother to publish the study, ……

2017-11-15 16:49   Click to comment

Junkscience: LOL… dishonest, arrogant NEJM editor Drazen responds to physician letter: ‘We consider this matter closed’

We don’t. New England Journal of Medicine editor-in-chief Jeffrey Drazen has responded to the letter from physicians complaining about the fraudulent air quality study appearing in the NEJM last June. Of course, Drazen is lying when he writes: … you identify no errors of fact or eviudence of scientific wrongdoing. Read for yourself: The letter …

2017-11-13 14:52   Click to comment

Junkscience: Claim: PM2.5 killed 1.22 million Chinese in 2013 — So where are the bodies?

Chinese air quality is bad, but made-up statistics touting imaginary deaths don’t fly. Surely with so many deaths, someone can find one death linked with PM2.5? The media release is below. Read “Scare Pollution” for the low down on the PM2.5-kills scam. ### Study: Air pollution battle is crucial to China’s public health IOP PUBLISHING …

2017-11-07 00:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: Physicians demand New England Journal of Medicine retract Harvard air quality study

Led by the unholstered and irrepressible righteousness of Dr. John Dunn — “We write to complain that there is a continuing scandal of scientific integrity at the NEJM — junk science in air pollution epidemiology is being sponsored by what most would consider the iconic medical journal of America.” Read the letter to the NEJM.

2017-11-06 13:22   Click to comment

Junkscience: Joe Bast: Scientific Critique of USGCRP’s 2017 Climate Science Special Report

A Joe Bast-authored summary critique of the June draft of the USGCRP report that hit the streets today. Nothing of significance that we have noticed has changed between June and now. Scientific Critique of USGCRP’s 2017 Climate Science Special Report By Joe Bast, Heartland Institute July 2017 The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is …

2017-11-03 23:50   Click to comment

Junkscience: JunkScience forces Fake News to retract attack on California PM2.5 study

Our California study is the best-conducted PM2.5-mortality in existence. It debunks $600 million worth of EPA funded science fraud. Yesterday, the Fake News Media tried to smear it. I fixed that. Here’s our study: It is the best-conducted PM2.5 study chiefly because among other reasons: It compares death death counts with daily PM2.5 levels — …

2017-11-02 13:21   Click to comment

Junkscience: More Winning! JunkScience candidates fill 7 of 20 new EPA science adviser slots — Including BOTH chairman slots

And none of the candidates opposed were selected. Thanks to everyone who made recommendations. Winning!!! Here are the new members for the EPA Science Advisory Board and the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. Congrats to all! FLASHBACK: Here were the and opposed candidates: SAB CASAC

2017-10-31 14:01   Click to comment

Junkscience: Winning: EPA to ban grantee-cronies from serving on agency advisory boards has spearheaded the campaign for this policy move. Winning!!! Below is background reading. Now we need top get the Senate to move on the House-passed SAB Reform Act. A Step Toward Scientific Integrity at the EPA Corrupting an ‘independent’ science panel EPA sued for stacking ‘independent’ science with EPA grant recipients; Watchdog group asks …

2017-10-31 12:29   Click to comment

Junkscience: ‘You May Die From This’: EPA and Its Gas Chamber of Horrors

Steve Milloy’s talk on PM2.5 and EPA’s illegal human testing at the 2017 Doctors for Disaster Preparedness meeting.

2017-10-29 20:41   Click to comment

Junkscience: Anti-Glyphosate study author has unaccredited PhD from yogic flying ‘university’ in Iowa

A junk science Roundup. Ha-ha! The mainstream press is picking up on a study lead by Paul Mills, professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California San Diego. Mills’ study claims to shows that glyphosate levels in urine are increasing. But exposure is not toxicity! Anyway… what none of the media …

2017-10-24 20:56   Click to comment

Junkscience: Ice sheets may melt rapidly in response to distant volcanoes

The preliminary results suggest that “present day ice sheets are potentially very vulnerable to volcanic eruptions.” The media release is below. ### Ice sheets may melt rapidly in response to distant volcanoes Study of ancient eruptions shows modern ice sheets could be vulnerable THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Volcanic eruptions have been known to …

2017-10-24 16:00   Click to comment

Junkscience: New England Journal of Medicine editor chooses lying over science

New England Journal of Medicine editor Jeffrey Drazen has chosen an ominous course for his journal. ended the career of ex-Journal of the American Medical Association editor George Lundberg for dabbling in politicized junk science. We could use another scalp. Last week, the NEJM ran letters related to its June study/editorial on PM2.5. Yesterday, …

2017-10-18 13:46   Click to comment

Junkscience: Trump EPA to issue conflict of interest rules for EPA science advisors

Another big policy win for We helped launched this issue in 2011. Read my July 2017 Wall Street Journal column which is the definitive explanation of this controversy.

2017-10-17 22:56   Click to comment

Junkscience: DC Bar Bulletin interviews Milloy about overregulation

I set a new standard for level of discourse in the DC Bar Bulletin: “I’m not crapping on the general notion of regulations, but the problem is overregulation.” My interview is below. The interview with David Bilsky is below that. You can read them on the DC Bar website here and here, respectively. ### Steven …

2017-10-17 16:10   Click to comment

Junkscience: Milloy makes White House blog

You can read my column here (with extra detail/links) or at the Wall Street Journal web site.

2017-10-16 23:11   Click to comment

Junkscience: The Clean Power Plan’s Counterfeit Benefits

My op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal. You can read the Wall Street Journal version here. My slightly more detailed version (with links) is below. ### Clean Power Plan: Real Costs, Fake Benefits By Steve Milloy The Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed repeal of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan represents an amazing and long …

2017-10-16 01:23   Click to comment

Junkscience: Lie ’til you die: Harvard researchers, New England Journal of Medicine continue lying about ‘Air Pollution Still Kills’ study

The New England Journal of Medicine has printed letters commenting on its recent PM2.5 study (the accompanying editorial was entitled “Air Pollution Still Kills”), including a letter from our own Jim Enstrom and the Harvard authors’ response — the latter of whom apparently earned their PhDs in Mendacitology. Here is the study. Here is the …

2017-10-14 01:34   Click to comment

Junkscience: The Mistaken Birth And Adoption of the LNT: An Bridged Version

New from UMass-Amherst’s Ed Calabrese. Read the 2-page paper.

2017-10-13 14:10   Click to comment

Junkscience: Lyin’ Washington Post: Pretends EPA change on PM2.5 is arbitrary

Meet the Washington Post’s expert on PM2.5… New Republic writer Emily Atkin. The Lyin’ WaPo goes out of its way to ignore the work of Steve Milloy/Stan Young/Jim Enstrom/Congress on PM2.5 in order to make the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan look arbitrary. First, read how our work forms the economic basis for …

2017-10-12 13:51   Click to comment

Junkscience: PM2.5 efforts pay off: Form economic basis for repealing the Obama EPA Clean Power Plan

You’re welcome. Read my book for how we did it. Here’s one of the cost-benefit charts in the proposed Clean Power plan repeal. Note the significance of assuming the reality that PM2.5 kills no one. It reduced the Obama EPA’s estimated benefits by as much as $29 billion (i.e., $55.5 billion minus $26.5 billion). It’s …

2017-10-11 01:40   Click to comment

Junkscience: EPA-funded Harvard researcher, NRDC admit Obama EPA broke law with human experiments

Green zeal to condemn the Trump EPA backfires and condemns the Obama EPA. EPA-funded air quality researcher George Thurston was kind enough to make these comments this week about the Trump EPA repeal of the Obama EPA’s Clean Powder Plan: This sentiment, that there is no safe exposure to PM2.5, was then parroted by the …

2017-10-10 23:13   Click to comment

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