Friday, February 19, 2010

Peabody Energy Company

Offers its 240-page argument on the EPA endangerment case. It relies heavily on "Climategate" and the CRU e-mails, plus the lacunas in the IPCC report - "Amazongate" and others – then concluding:
The EPA relied on IPCC reports that were not prepared in accordance with US data quality standards and therefore do not meet US standards of reliability. Thus, [the] EPA's attempt to transform a benign naturally-occurring substance into a dangerous air pollutant is based on evidence that it should never have used in the first place.
That seems to me an innovative and effective approach. That the assessment reports did not meet "US standards of reliability" is probably unarguable. Get that excluded and where does the EPA go?