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Steven Milloy is a biostatistician, lawyer, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and publisher of JunkScience.com where the motto is: "All the junk that's fit to debunk". Milloy holds a B.A. in Natural Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Health Sciences in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore, and a Master of Laws from the Georgetown University Law Center. Steven Milloy's most recent book is Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them. Before that, Steven Milloy wrote the much talked-about book, Junk Science Judo: Self-Defense Against Health Scares & Scams
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Carbon Tax is Pointless and Inflationary

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...

Did Obama’s EPA relaunch Tuskegee experiments?

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Junk Science War: Fracking Quakes and ‘Dirty Faces’

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,...

EPA chief’s toxic emissions

It is time for Lisa P. Jackson to resign. Last Friday at Howard University, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) railed against the coal industry, saying, “In entire history – 50, 60,...

Lancet editors miss bogus reference on Japanese longevity and salt intake

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...

Air-pollution scare debunked

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...

DDT causes diabetes, breast cancer and infant deaths?

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...

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

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....

Detailing the greenwashed Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt gives the phrase “pay to pollute” a whole new meaning. General Motors pitches the pricey Chevy Volt as a means of reducing carbon emissions. The Volt web page states: Electricity – a more...

AMA quacks on climate

The American Medical Association claimed in an April 4 editorial that, “The shift in the planet’s climate is affecting the health of patients — and physicians are starting to see the results.” So let’s see how...

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

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...

Clean energy’s junk economics

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,...

Mercury is NOT TOXIC to anyone…

… 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...