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Carbon Tax is Pointless and Inflationary

Steven Milloy Climate alarmists hope that Hurricane Sandy and President Obama’s re-election will coerce panicky congressional Republicans into a “carbon tax” deal in 2013. But simple math shows the tax would have no effect other than an inflationary one. A carbon tax would operate as a new sales tax on goods and services that are […]

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Did Obama’s EPA relaunch Tuskegee experiments?

Steven Milloy Which do you find more shocking: that the Environmental Protection Agency conducts experiments on humans that its own risk assessments would deem potentially lethal, or that it hides the results of those experiments from Congress and the public because they debunk those very same risk assessments? JunkScience.com recently obtained through the Freedom of […]

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Shocker: Chinese air pollution debunks U.S. EPA junk science

Steven Milloy The Chinese city of Xi’an has some of the worst air quality in the world. Yet its air is significantly safer than the air in U.S. cities, according to a new study. And if you have trouble believing that, then you ought to have trouble believing Obama Environmental Protection Agency claims that U.S. […]

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Climategate 2.0: Shocker — 2007 NRC review of hockey stick rigged by alarmists

Steven Milloy Note to alarmists: Keep Michael Mann away from sending e-mail. From the Climategatew 2.0 collection, Keith Briffa wonders out loud to Michael Mann whether he should participate in the 2007 National Research Council (often mistakenly referred to as the National Academy of Sciences) review of the hokey stick. Mann encourages Briffa, but tells […]

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Junk Science War: Fracking Quakes and ‘Dirty Faces’

Steven Milloy Though I write to defend the natural gas industry from the junk science hurled at it and the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing (fracking), I do so with mixed emotions. Two recent government reports, one from the United Kingdom and the other from Oklahoma, have tried to draw a connection between fracking […]

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Lancet editors miss bogus reference on Japanese longevity and salt intake

Steven Milloy Is it too much to ask of medical journal editors to verify references for key claims? After all, just because a study author footnotes a claim, should that act automatically enshrine the claim with credibility? If you want to know how lazy editors can help launch diet and health myths, you need look […]

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Air-pollution scare debunked

Steven Milloy By Steve Milloy and Dr. John Dale Dunn What if today’s levels of air pollution didn’t kill anybody? That certainly would be bad news for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has spent the past 15 years stubbornly defending its extraordinarily expensive and ever-tightening air-quality regulations. The EPA claims airborne fine particulate […]

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DDT causes diabetes, breast cancer and infant deaths?

Steven Milloy Is it time to bring back JunkScience.com’s DDTees? Today’s New York Times article “As an Insecticide Makes a Comeback, Uganda Must Weigh Its Costs” states: But the United States banned the use of DDT in 1972 over the chemical’s hazardous environmental impact. Studies have also linked DDT to diabetes and breast cancer. One […]

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Organic Valley identified as secret funder of ‘FrogTV’ pesticide scare campaign

Steven Milloy Is American agriculture facing yet another major attack on food safety similar to the 1989 Alar scare? At JunkScience.com, we take notice when certain tactics by activists and unscrupulous marketing interests repeat themselves. That is certainly the case right now vis-à-vis conventional crop protection products used by farmers and growing online advocacy and […]

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Cruisin’ with The Nation: Why red isn’t the new green

Steven Milloy You can’t imagine the thunderous LOL that emanated from my office last Saturday when I opened my copy of the April 11th issue of The Nation. Yes, you read that right — The Nation, that long-time voice of American comrade-ism. Casually flipping through the pages looking for some environment-related screed with which to […]

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Clean energy’s junk economics

Steven Milloy The oxymoron-ish nature of a left-wing “think tank” is on display in the Center for American Progress’ latest pitch for a so-called “clean energy standard” (CES). In a new white paper, CAP says that clean energy opponents (like us), “…have built a fear campaign about the impacts of these investments, arguing that the […]

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Mercury is NOT TOXIC to anyone…

Steven Milloy … at ambient exposure levels in the U.S. Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental over-Protection Agency proposed “the first-ever national standards for mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollution from power plants.” The EPA stated, Toxic air pollutants like mercury from coal- and oil-fired power plants have been shown to cause neurological damage, including lower […]

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