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May 14, 2009

Smoking Gun Memo on C02 Myth It's NOT a Pollutant and White House Knows It


Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) Uncovers EPA Deception

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Holds ‘Smoking Gun’ Memo from the White House

The Heritage Foundation

Today I exposed a “smoking gun” White House memo to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The memo warns that regulation of small CO2 emitters will have “serious economic consequences” for businesses and the overall economy. I was questioning EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson during the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee budget hearing.

I received the memo this morning, that’s marked ‘Deliberative: Attorney-Client Privilege’. In this memo Counsel for the White House repeatedly, repeatedly suggests a lack of scientific support for this proposed finding. This is a smoking gun, saying that the EPA findings were political and not scientific.

The EPA has failed to release the memo and has ignored the advice.

The nine-page White House memo undermines the EPA’s reasoning for a proposed finding that greenhouse gases are a danger to public health.

This misuse of the Clean Air Act will be a trigger for overwhelming regulation and lawsuits based on gases emitted from cars, schools, hospitals and small business. This will affect any number of other sources, including lawn mowers, snowmobiles and farms. This will be a disaster for the small businesses that drive America.

To quote from the memo to the EPA, “making the decision to regulate carbon dioxide under the Clean Air Act for the first time is likely to have serious economic consequences for regulated entities throughout the US economy, including small businesses and small communities.”

The memo is an amalgamation of findings from government agencies’ sent from the Office of Management and Budget to the EPA.

This smoking gun memo is in stark contrast to the official position presented by the Administration and the EPA Administrator.

Despite the findings in the memo, the White House has given the EPA the green light to move ahead with regulation under the Clean Air Act.

According to government records, the document was submitted by the OMB as comment on the EPA’s April proposed finding that greenhouse gases are a danger to public health and welfare.

The memo - marked as “Deliberative-Attorney Client Privilege” - doesn’t have a date or a named author. But an OMB spokesman confirmed to news agencies that it was prepared by Obama administration staff.

BACKGROUND: The White House brief questions the link between the EPA’s scientific technical endangerment proposal and the EPA’s political summary. Administrator Jackson said in the endangerment summary that “scientific findings in totality point to compelling evidence of human-induced climate change, and that serious risks and potential impacts to public health and welfare have been clearly identified…”

The White House memo notes, the EPA endangerment technical document points out there are several areas where essential behaviors of greenhouse gases are “not well determined” and “not well understood.”

It warns about the adequacy of the EPA finding that the gases are a harm to the public when there is “no demonstrated direct health effects,” and the scientific data on which the agency relies are “almost exclusively from non-EPA sources.”

The memo contends that the endangerment finding, if finalized by the administration, could make agencies vulnerable to litigation alleging inadequate environmental permitting reviews, adding that the proposal could unintentionally trigger a cascade of regulations.


Wild Thing's comment..........

Yesterday EPW Committee hearing, Senator Barrasso asked EPA administrator Lisa Jackson about a "smoking gun" OMB Memo on the Serious Economic Impact Likely From EPA CO2 Rules.

This memo admits that CO2 is not a pollutant. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. This memo alludes to the fact that there is no proof. This memo debunks everything environmental wackos and global warming people have been saying. And THE BEST THING OF ALL IT COMES FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATIOIN.!!!
LOL how great is that! hahahha

God bless Senator John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming!

Rush talked about it on his show yesterday.


She didn't answer the question. She did not answer the question in any way, shape, manner, or form. She said, nah, this is somebody's opinion, precursor to cap-and-trade, then she throws in this business that they're not going to tax people who can least afford to pay it. But the dirty little secret is that that's who always gets hurt with liberalism. That's who always gets hurt, the people who can least afford it. The little guy either loses his job, increased taxes or what have you. But there you've heard it, this memo is out, attorney-client privilege from the White House, the Obama White House, and just to paraphrase what Barrasso said, it's nine pages, Lisa Jackson, the EPA administrator mentioned on every page, the memo questions the lack of scientific support for the finding that CO2 is a pollutant. It's a smoking gun memo saying that the findings were political, not scientific.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at May 14, 2009 05:50 AM


Another democrat toady. For them, everything is political.
No, they do not care about anyone but themselves.
No, they do not have the people's best interest at heart, no matter how many times they say that.
No, they do not have this country's best interest in mind.
No, they do not support the troops unless seeming to do so gets them votes.
No, they do not want businesses to succeed.
No, they don't want you to be successful and independent.
No, they do not want you to think for yourselves.

Posted by: yankeemom at May 14, 2009 07:52 AM

Of course it's not a pollutant! We take in oxygen and exhale co2. The plants take in the co2 and convert it to oxygen for us. It's all part of the cycle of life. Any moronic 7th grader can tell you that. I guess they really are that dumb.

Posted by: Lynn at May 14, 2009 08:11 AM

Thank you for posting this. Interesting. Next Osama will be wanting to have us wear breath meters so he can tax us on our intake of oxygen and output of co2.
Bob A.

Posted by: Bob A at May 14, 2009 10:05 AM

You nailed it Lynn. CO2 is a part of the life cycle. This memo proves the Dems know that. They think we don't. It is just another opportunity to grow big government more and make money for themselves. A few years ago it was the ozone layer. Before that it was global cooling. Any environmental excuse to control more of industry , the economy and our private lives.

Posted by: TomR at May 14, 2009 11:42 AM

This almost conclusively says that there is no scientific data to back up all this global warming hype. If they could ever get Algore to shut the hell up, that in itself, would reduce C02 emissions .

This is why they won't debate this issue. They know they would lose as soon as they opened their mouths. They have used normal cyclic changes in the earth's temperature and habits and have called it a castrophe, Global Warming, now the Cyclic pendulum is swinging back the other way and they are scrambling to explain the cold weather, saying only a smoke screen by the earth to fool everyone not to fix the problem...In essence the democrats are saying , we will not be fooled we will tax your socks off, because Algore says so.

Global warming will be another trumped up problem generated by the democrats that will cost us Trillions of dollars and like the democrat war on poverty it will never get solved.

Posted by: Mark at May 14, 2009 12:16 PM

It's great! Now they know that we know that they know. Maybe they won't be able to tax the air like they want to.

Posted by: Jim at May 14, 2009 01:45 PM


Posted by: Jack at May 14, 2009 03:02 PM

My younger brother had a job between his junior and senior year of college at a hydroponics lab. (That is a tale in itself since he was a business major.) The green houses were pumped up to 5% CO2 because plants’ growth is carbon dioxide limited.

The bare ground on the forest floors is often not a lack of water, nutrients or sunlight but because the trees absorb all of the available carbon dioxide.

Posted by: Avitar at May 15, 2009 01:51 PM