I wrote many columns on this topic and produced a comprehensive article early last year. Here are some excerpts.
After attending an Engineering College and receiving a degree in Metallurgy and Chemistry, I became an FBI Agent under their science program.
By the 1970s, the US was in serious pollution trouble. Most States had factories and waste products. Those were the days that “dilution was the solution to pollution”…dump it in the lake! We desperately needed an Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Laws. On 12-2-70, President Richard Nixon, a Republican, created the EPA by EO! He directed the FBI to be the lead investigative Agency, US Attorneys to be the prosecutors, and gave the States the ability to enforce EPA regulations. I “accepted” the order to initiate the FBI Environmental Crimes Program for the Western District of NY, a 17 county area. There truly was a need as witnessed by the Love Canal, in my home town of Niagara Falls, NY. I had a personal interest! I attended EPA schools to learn the laws and then train other investigators. Congress passed numerous Hazardous Waste laws sometimes referred to as the big 8 laws: RECRA, CIRCLA, CLEAN AIR, CLEAN WATER, TSCA and many more. I worked very closely with the NY Dept of Conservation (DEC) as they were… the “EPA” …in NY and also enforced the EPA regulations. There was virtually no EPA presence in NY in the late 1970s! DEC did their job then and probably does now!
We investigated illegal dumping of “toxic” waste, and I drew up several Search Warrants and obtained the first “Federal” Conviction for Environmental Crimes in western NY and closed one Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility. I drew up the affidavits, the AUSA drew up the warrants, and we executed them. For many years the EPA provided an essential service. HOWEVER — things have changed! We even executed a Search Warrant on the West Valley Nuclear Cleanup site, and I was happy to report that the contractors on site were performing well over and above the minimum safety requirements and laws!
Barack Obama began using the EPA as a law making agency instead of a regulatory agency, using his attack on fossil fuels as his cannon, when his Democrat Congress refused to pass “Cap and Trade”. Cap and Trade is a permit to pollute as long as you pay! The EPA was doing more harm to our economy than good for the environment! They over-regulated to the point that they have made doing business in the US too expensive for manufacturers who produce waste and CO2, which is all manufacturers.
They have chased our jobs to 3rd world countries that have NO EPAs, NO hazardous waste laws, NO “lead paint” law, NO OSHA laws, NO labor laws…so we are buying products, made in countries that violate everything we spent billions to clean up, and at the expense of our work force and THE ENVIRONMENT !!!!!
That is insane, to say the least, but it has been proven to be the way Democrat leaders like, Schumer, Pelosi, Obama and Gore think!
It’s time to turn ALL EPA functions over to the States which are doing EPA’s job anyway and close the doors on EPA completely. Their budget back then was 15 billion a year!!! They did their job well with help of the FBI and many State Environmental Agencies, until they were forced to create laws by the Obama administration. Laws that did nothing to help our environment and were directed to push forward a personal, radical agenda of Obama!!
Now it’s time to put things back in order and allow Congress to make the laws, not regulatory Agencies. The States are well prepared to handle the job.
President Trump is doing EXACTLY the right thing by eliminating Obama’s, unlawful, EPA regulations!
CO2 FACT CHECK
These are some of the IRREFUTABLE, SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN FACTS about CO2 and its value to mankind…that you won’t hear from the likes of Obama…a guy who opposes a wall to keep you and me safe but has a 10 ft wall built around his new WDC home! Think about that for a while!
Carbon dioxide is essential for life; the production of food and oxygen!
Trees and plant life require a MINIMUM CO2 of 180 to 200 ppm, by volume, to SURVIVE. Anything less and they die, and so will you!
Current CO2 concentrations in our atmosphere are about 340 ppm!
Ideal CO2 for plant life and you is between 1000 to 2000 ppm!
Plant life in the USA is currently “starving” for CO2, and CO2 emissions MUST be “increased” to at least 1000 ppm and not decreased anymore!!!!
If you enclose and seal a green house, the CO2 concentration will diminish to almost zero, and all plant life will die without CO2!,
If you pump CO2 into that same greenhouse from burnt coal or ANY fossil fuel, the plant life will flourish! So if your plants are dying in your green house, introduce CO2!
Scientists have no idea what impact CO2, produced by man, has on the Earth’s climate, except that it’s essential!
“Excess” CO2 falls into the Oceans, increasing Ocean plant growth and seems to follow unexplained “Mother Nature” balances between CO2, our atmosphere, and our Oceans!
There is no scientific information or studies that prove anything, one way or another, that would lead to any scientific conclusion regarding the impact of man-made carbon dioxide on the Earth’s climate other than it’s essential for life…period!
God blessed America with an abundance of Natural resources from trees and fresh water to Natural Gas (enough to power the entire US indefinitely), coal (enough to power America for a hundred years at least), oil (more than all OPEC combined), Uranium, Gold, Silver, etc. You name it, we got it, BUT — we aren’t using it wisely!!! Here are some ideas:
Direct all the States to build a new power plant with interest paying loans (stimulus loans) from the government. They must use made in the USA materials and employ legal US citizens. When built, they must sell the plant to private utility companies and repay the loans. Put massive green houses next to/near the fossil fuel plants and pipe their CO2 emissions into the food growing plants! Loan stimulus money, the same way, to the necessary steel, concrete, drywall plants to help build the power plants! Then turn to our Grid, and the same deal, and make it EMP proof!
We have the safest most technologically advanced Nuclear power plants in the world. They are the cleanest and most efficient power plants, next to hydro. Build them as well!
Regarding the US oil finds, we have the LARGEST oil discoveries in the world and more oil than all OPEC combined! The largest is the Green River Reserve (oil shale) in Colorado, and after 3,000 test wells, according to government sources, has enough “usable” oil to provide all America’s needs, by itself, for over 50 years. The second is the Bakkan in Williston, North Dakota with estimates of maybe 20 billion barrels (maybe 50 years worth also). It went from zero to 1.25 million barrels a day in a year and a half! Prudhoe Bay, Alaska is the largest “producing” oil reserve in the US!
GLOBAL WARMING…NO! CLIMATE CHANGE…YES!
KEEP IT IN THE GROUND…is a philosophy that has a basis embedded in deceit, lies and unscientific data, like the UN IPCC Model, which NASA said in 2015, is useless.
Global Warming is all about MONEY! The US gives the UN 5 billion a year to study “Climate Change”. The UN created the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on “Climate Change”. The IPCC decided to grant all 5 billion to Colleges with PhD scientists, who have no jobs after 8 years of College and no money to “study” Global Warming IF, and only IF, they agreed that there IS Global Warming, and they will try to PROVE it. That is the premise the University MUST agree to in order to receive the IPCC Grant money!… very scientific!
So for 18 years they studied and made releases on how the Earth is warming, Polar bears are dying because the ice caps and glaciers are melting …all unchallenged until a few experts decided to check the RAW data. Heartland Institute looked at the IPCC temperature model which predicted temperatures and compared the predicted temperatures to the actual temperatures and found the model to be totally inaccurate. How bad? Al Gore predicted that based upon the model, the Arctic Ice Cap and Glaciers would be gone by 2015!!! In fact, the temperatures over the 18 ½ year period actually went DOWN 1 degree Celsius!
How bad? Some colleges put the thermometers to study “Global Warming” in fenced-in areas (good) but on blacktop parking lots (brain dead stupid or corrupt?…very bad)!!! All temperatures were taken in the US but the study is called Global Warming?
NASA completed a study in 2015 that says the IPCC 18 year study is useless, not even close to accurate, and their (NASA) study compared Antarctic Ice over a 10,000 year period and found the “land mass” ice to be thicker, larger, and colder than ever before. Also, Satellite photos of the Arctic Ice cap prove that all the Arctic Ice that melted over a 10 year period (due to Global Warming, according to Gore-ites) regained all that was melted during the 10 years …in a one year period, from 2012 to 2013… regaining 1 million sq miles of new ice… in one year!! Get this; some geniuses who believe in Global Warming versus Climate Change, even claimed that the freezing of one million miles of ice in one year was due to …Global Warming, as well!!
John Coleman, creator of The Weather Channel, also did a study on Polar Bears and found that their population is greater now than since they started keeping records!
On 2-4 & 5-17, the Daily Mail (a UK Paper) reported that John Bates a high-level whistleblower has told this newspaper that “America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) breached its own rules on scientific integrity when it published the sensational but flawed report, aimed at making the maximum possible impact on world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015”.
WHY? It’s all about money. Saudi Arabia sells the US oil. Why wouldn’t they want to lobby against US oil production? I would feel very safe saying that ANY politician who says there is Global Warming is making LOTS of money from lobbyists or has some other scam working. For example, how much was Barack Obama paid to push for debunked/bankrupt Solyndra to receive grant money or maybe a “reward” besides the 1.5 million they donated to Obama’s campaign? What did he get from the $418,000 he gave them, 4 months before they filed for bankruptcy?
How about this…a sitting US President, attempts to convince people that there is a fossil fuel scare and Solar is the only way to go. Push a new solar company as a great investment and tell your constituents it’s the energy of the future. Invest heavy and when you know it will crash, sell!
Like I said, it’s a scam, it’s not true, the facts prove there is NO GLOBAL WARMING…THERE IS CLIMATE CHANGE AND THERE HAS BEEN FOR 5 BILLION YEARS!
CO2 emissions over a densely populated metropolis can impact health, smog, plant growth but will never impact the earths’ spin on its axis, glacier melting, or world temperatures, warming or cooling…and that’s a FACT!
Recently, Patrick Moore, founding father of Greenpeace, came clean and exposed the fraud he and the left wing extremists pulled on the American people regarding CO2, Global Warming, and pollution for over 40 years. This will kill you… For all those years Moore was speaking out against fossil fuels and followed the Gore-ite and IPCC philosophy, he was regarded as the authority by Greenpeace and other left wing, tree hugging groups. Now that he speaks the truth, they call him a “paid consultant for the fossil fuel industry”, and question his intelligence and integrity.
Understand that they were correct about how pollution was contaminating our air and water and the need for the “EPA” and Federal laws, BUT that all ended. Humans cannot change the temperature of the world, melt glaciers or any of the other insane claims Greenpeace made, according to its founder!
Mr Moore also admitted that the Greenpeace ship with all its “sails” never used the sails and was powered by huge Detroit Diesel Electromotive engines that drove electric turbines!!!
Former scientists for the UN IPCC also came clean and admitted the fraud, inaccuracies, and lies that were told by the IPCC to influence Global Warming nonsense.
Fact check what I write to satisfy yourself. Many scientists from the Heartland Institute, noted meteorologists like John Coleman, scientists who worked on the IPCC Models, and many other sources …including our own NASA, have ALL stated that the UN IPCC model on Global Warming, their “big” source that they always refer to, …is a fraud!
So …Mr President…I just found the 5 billion you need for Border Security…shut down the UN IPCC by redirecting their 5 Billion grant to our Border Study!