The Competitive Enterprise Institute has announced the report they compiled and previously submitted to the EPA, only to see it suppressed prior to the House vote on the Cap & Trade Bill, is resubmitting the report, but to the US Office of Science and Technology Policy this time.
Investors Business Daily revealed the suppression of the report in June and that it brings into serious question some of the claims used to justify ramming through the Waxman/Markey Bill, labeled by many as the greatest tax increase in our nations history.
Of importance in the study is that the earth’s temperatures have been declining since 1998, not warming.
CEI released their own announcement of the suppression and a series of emails “indicating the report was kept under wraps and its author silenced because of pressure to support the [Obama] Administration’s agenda of regulating carbon dioxide.”
With Democrats sweeping into complete dictatorial power in the 2006 and 2008 elections, American citizens were promised “the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history” by House Speaker Pelosi and an “unprecedented level of transparency” by Barack Obama.
Instead, we got a massive tax increase bill rammed through the House with no one having the opportunity to fully read or study the bill and suppression of material that brings honest questions into the discussion.
In injecting the suppressed report to the Office of Science and Technology Policy, CEI Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis says,
“OSTP should be especially concerned about the possibility that other agencies and institutions may be so committed to certain points of view on these issues, that their procedures and assessments fail to fairly reflect new and contrary findings.”
Lewis also says,
“In assessing these implications, OSTP should be especially concerned about the possibility that other agencies and institutions may be so committed to certain points of view on these issues, that their procedures and assessments fail to fairly reflect new and contrary findings.”
While everyone shares some concern over our environment, jumping off the deep end and bankrupting families by faulty claims of excessive warming and suppression of legitimate counter concerns is not in the best interests of the nation or our citizens.
I recall during the Bush years all the claims of his “fearmongering” by rightfully telling us we faced a continuing terrorist threat. I recall misguided claims of a “rush to war” without fully considering alternatives or all information available prior to any invasion.
Now, with those same ones holding dictatorial powers over the nation, they are the ones “fearmongering” and “rushing to bankruptcy” as well as suppressing any claims that may counter that agenda.
We deserve better. We deserve a full and open debate and unbiased studies, not reports that begin with a conclusion first.
Download and read Comments on "Charting the Course for Ocean Science" submitted to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The American Petroleum Institute also sees this “rush to bankruptcy” as they report on protests against this massive tax increase as seen recently in Richmond, Virginia.
CEI is asking OSTP to do an honest job assessing New Climate Research where the EPA did not.
We must stand up also and demand our elected officials stop this rush to socialism and keep their promises of “the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history” and the “unprecedented level of transparency.”
Suppressing legitimate evidence and reports while rushing ahead with a foregone conclusion is not what the promise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is all about.