Scientists’ Call for EPA to Immediately Reopen its GHG Endangerment Finding
October 17, 2017
Electricity Consumers Fully Support Scientists’ Letter to EPA Calling for Immediate Reopening of its GHG Endangerment Finding
- This Letter from over 60 highly credentialed scientists states that: “We the undersigned are individuals who have technical skills and knowledge relevant to climate science and the GHG Endangerment Finding. We each are convinced that the 2009 GHG Endangerment Finding is fundamentally flawed and that an honest, unbiased reconsideration is in order.”
- The letter states further that: “If such a reconsideration is granted, each of us will assist in a new Endangerment Finding assessment that is carried out in a fashion that is legally consistent with the relevant statute and case law. We see this as a very urgent matter – – – – “
- The Concerned Household Electricity Consumers Council fully endorses the recommendations of these scientists because recent research has definitively validated that: once certain natural factor (i.e., solar, volcanic and oceanic/ENSO activity) impacts on temperature data are accounted for, there is no “natural factor adjusted” warming remaining to be attributed to rising atmospheric CO2 levels. That is, these natural factor impacts fully explain the trends in all relevant temperature data sets over the last 50 or more years. At this point, there is no statistically valid proof that past increases in atmospheric CO2concentrations have caused what have been officially reported as rising, or even record setting, global average surface temperatures (GAST.)
- Moreover, additional allnew, research findings demonstrate that adjustments by government agencies to the GAST record render that record totally inconsistent with published credible temperature data sets and useless for any policy purpose.
- These new results conclusively invalidate the claims based on GAST data of “record warming” in recent years, and thereby also invalidate the so-called “lines of evidence” on which EPA claimed to base its 2009 CO2 Endangerment Finding.
- If the Endangerment Finding is not vacated, whether the current administration likes it or not, it is certain that electric utility, automotive and many other industries will face ongoing EPA CO2regulation.
- This scientifically illiterate regulation will raise U.S. energy prices thereby reducing economic growth and jobs as well as our National Security.
- The Electricity Consumers Council therefore, based on this new scientific evidence, must insist that the EPA grant the “very urgent” request of these scientists“that an honest, unbiased reconsideration is in order.”
Finally, we know that many more scientists would have been pleased to sign this letter if they had only known about it. Scientists may ask to have their name added by simply sending their info to [email protected].
Full Letter with signatories at link below:
October 16, 2017
The Honorable Scott Pruitt
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20460
Dear Administrator Pruitt:
You have pending before you two science-based petitions for reconsideration of the 2009 Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases, one filed by the Concerned Household Electricity Consumers Council, and one filed jointly by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Science and Environmental Policy Project.
We the undersigned are individuals who have technical skills and knowledge relevant to climate science and the GHG Endangerment Finding. We each are convinced that the 2009 GHG Endangerment Finding is fundamentally flawed and that an honest, unbiased reconsideration is in order.
If such a reconsideration is granted, each of us will assist in a new Endangerment Finding assessment that is carried out in a fashion that is legally consistent with the relevant statute and case law.
We see this as a very urgent matter and therefore, request that you send your response to one of the signers who is also associated with a petitioner, SEPP.
Kenneth Haapala, President
Science and Environmental Policy Project
P.O. Box 1126
Springfield, VA 22151
One of the Petitioners
Supporting Petitions – Expertise in Climate Science and Related Fields
Dr. Ralph B. Alexander
Former Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit
Author, “Global Warming False Alarm”
Ph.D., Physics, University of Oxford
El Dorado Hills, CA
William D. Balgord, Ph.D.
President, Environmental & Resources Technology, Inc.
Ph.D. geochemistry, Pennsylvania State University
M.A., geology, University of Missouri
B.S., chemistry, Millsaps College
Dr. Tim Ball
Ph.D., Historical Climatology
MA, University of Manitoba
BA, University of Winnipeg
James R. Barrante, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry
Southern Connecticut State University
Author: “Global Warming for Dim Wits”
BS Meteorology Penn State University
Chief Long Range Forecaster, Accuweather
Advisor on climate and weather issues for media and industry
Co-founder and Chief Meteorologist, Weatherbell Analytics LLC
David J. Benard
Co-inventor of the Chemical Oxygen-Iodine Laser
Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois
Newbury Park, CA
Dr. Edwin X Berry
Climate Physics, LLC
Certified Consulting Meteorologist
PhD, Physics, University of Nevada
MA, Physics, Dartmouth College
BS, Engineering, California Institute of Technology
John Blethen, Retired
Following climate science closely since the 1970s.
Ph.D., Physics, Stanford University
Consulting geologist, geophysicist, and wheat grower (current)
U.S. Geological Survey research geologist (retired)
MS Geology, Louisiana State University
Thesis: Calcium carbonate precipitation in tropical oceans
BS Geology, Eastern Washington University
Vice Admiral Edward S. Briggs
United States Navy (Retired)
David J. Bufalo, P.E.
Retired Licensed Professional Engineer, Missouri and Colorado
BS Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Dr. Roger Burtner
Principle, Remote Sensing Exploration
Retired Senior Research Associate, Chevron Oil Field Research Company
Ph.D., Geology, Harvard, M.S., Geology, Stanford University
B.S., Geology, Franklin & Marshall College
Dr. Alan Carlin
Retired Senior Analyst and manager, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Author, Environmentalism Gone Mad, Stairway Press, 2015.
Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
BS, Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.
Retired, Former Professional Member of the American Meteorological Society
Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year in 1982, Founder of The Weather Channel
Meteorologist on Television for 61 years including Good Morning America
BS Journalism, University of Illinois
Las Vegas, Nevada
William F. Condon, Ph. D.
Professor Emeritus and Past Chair of Chemistry, Southern Connecticut State University
Joseph S. D’Aleo
Certified Consulting Meteorologist, AMS Fellow
Chair AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting
ABD, Air Resources, New York University
BS, MS Meteorology, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Harold H. Doiron
Retired VP-Engineering Analysis and Test Division, InDyne, Inc.
Ex-NASA JSC, Aerospace Consultant
B.S. Physics, University of Louisiana – Lafayette
M.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston
Terry W. Donze
Geophysicist for 46 years, Author – Climate Realism: Alarmism Exposed, Xulon Press
BS – Geological Engineering, Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology
John Droz, jr.
Founder of Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED)
Morehead City, NC
Dr. Don J. Easterbrook
Emeritus Professor of Geology, Western Washington University
Author, editor of 10 books, over 150 journal publications
Ph.D., Geology, University of Washington, Seattle
M.S., Geology, University of Washington, Seattle
B.S., Geology, University of Washington, Seattle
Robert W. Endlich, Lt Col USAF, (Ret)
Advanced Weather Officer, Chi Epsilon Pi, Meteorology Honor Society
M.S., Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University
Basic Meteorology, Texas A&M University
B.A, Geology, Rutgers University
Las Cruces, NM
Dr. Neil Frank
Former Director, National Hurricane Center
Ph.D. Meteorology, Florida state University
Dr. Gordon J. Fulks
Gordon Fulks and Associates
PhD Physics, The University of Chicago Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research
MS Physics, The University of Chicago
BS Physics, The University of Chicago
Melin O. Glerup
BS and MS Geological Engineer and Petroleum Geologist
Retired Texaco, Inc. Executive and Consulting Geologist
Member of two Climate Study Groups (last 12 years) and geologist for 47 years
San Tan Valley, AZ
Executive Director, Climate Science Coalition
Author, Outside the Green Box: Rethinking Sustainable Development, New Lenox Books
BS and MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana
MBA, University of Chicago
Laurence I. Gould, PhD
Professor of Physics, University of Hartford
Past Chair (2004) New England Section of the American Physical Society
Dr. William Happer
Professor of Physics Emeritus, Princeton University
Ph.D., Physics, Princeton University, 1964
BS, Physics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1960
Dr. Howard C. Hayden
Prof. Emeritus of Physics, UConn
Ph.D., Physics, University of Denver
M.S., Physics, University of Denver
B.S., Physics, University of Denver
Pueblo West, CO
Admiral Thomas B. Hayward (ret)
Chief of Naval Operations
Consulting Meteorologist, Sacramento, California
Provided meteorological advice, data analyses, wind farm planning and WindPro modelling to National Power which had over 2,000 MW of projects in Australia and Hawaii.
MS Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University
BS Meteorology, University of Utah,
BS Mathematics, Marquette University
Dr. Richard A. Keen (Emeritus)
Instructor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder
PhD, Geography/Climatology, University of Colorado
William W. Little, Ph.D.
Professor of Geology at Brigham Young University, Idaho
Owner of W.W. Little Geological Consulting
Ph.D. in geology, University of Colorado, Boulder
B.S. in geology, Brigham Young University
Dr. David R. Legates
Professor of Geography, University of Delaware, CCM, American Meteorological Society
Ph.D., Climatology, University of Delaware
M.S., Geography, University of Delaware
B.A., Mathematics & Geography, University of Delaware
Science Director, The Heartland Institute, Author/editor 30 books on science
Ph.D., University of Arizona Environmental Science
B.S.E. Princeton University
Richard E. McFarland
Retired recursive computing expert
40 years NASA, ARC SimLab
Graduate studies in Math, Stanford
BA Physics, UC Berkeley
Dr. Troy Milliken
Chemistry Professor, Holmes Community College
Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry, University of Massachusetts
BS, Polymer Science, Penn State University
H. Michael “Mike” Mogil
How the Weatherworks
NCIM Past President (2015-2017)
Certified Consulting Meteorologist
Certified Broadcast Meteorologist
Emeritus Professor, Geologist
University of Western Australia
B.Sc., M.Sc., D.Sc., Bristol
James M. Peacock
Charter Member of The Right Climate Stuff Research Team
NASA JSC Aerospace Engineer (Apollo Missions)
USAF R&D, Air Force Special Weapons Center
B.S. in M.E. Texas A & M University
Ron W. Pritchett
Professional Geological Scientist (AIPG) #7063
Lone Tree, CO
Nuclear physicist, board member of electricity, gas and transport businesses
D Phil MA Oxford, fellow of three Oxford colleges
SMP Harvard Business School Melbourne
Dr. Arthur G. Randol III
Co-Founder, VA Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment
Ph.D., Nuclear Engineering Sciences, University of Florida
M.S.E., Nuclear Engineering Sciences, University of Florida
B.S., Mechanical Engineering-Nuclear Option, University of Notre Dame
Dr. Chad Rodekohr
Professor of Physics, Presbyterian College
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University
M.S. Physics, Auburn University
B.S Aviation Management, Auburn University
Clinton, South Carolina
Richard L. Sauer, PE, MASCE, Col, Ret, USAR
M.S. in Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Notre Dame
S/C Environmental Systems Engineer, NASA, Retired, TRCS Member
League City, TX
Dr. Thomas P. Sheahen
Ph.D., Physics, M.I.T.
B.S., Physics, M.I.T.
Dr. Willie Soon
Independent Scientist, 26+ years’ experience in Sun and Climate Science research
Ph.D., University of Southern California, Aerospace Engineering, “Nonequilibrium kinetics in high-temperature gases”
B.Sc.; Dip. Ed.; M.Ed. (Hons); Grad. Dip. Ed. Studies
Dr. James P. Wallace III
Jim Wallace & Associates LLC
Ph.D., Economics, Minor in Engineering, Brown University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brown University
B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Brown University
George T. Wolff, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Air Improvement Resource, Inc.
Former Chair of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee
Ph.D., (Environmental Sciences), Rutgers University
M.S., (Meteorology), New York University
B.S., (Chemical Engineering), New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dr. Kenneth C. Young
Faculty member, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona
Ph.D., Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
M.S., Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
B.S., Chemistry, Arizona State University
Supporting Petitions – Expertise in Energy or Public Health and Welfare, and Related Fields
Jerome C. Arnett, Jr., M.D.
Pulmonologist in private practice
Doctor of Medicine, WVU School of Medicine
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
Board Certified, Pulmonary Diseases
Helvetia, W. Va.
E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., Founder and National Spokesman
The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
Author of numerous books regarding Climate Policy and the Poor.
Expert witness on the ethics and economics of climate and energy policy, U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, 2006, and Energy & Environment Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, 2009
Ph.D., History, University of St. Andrews, 2003
M.A., Economic Ethics, International College, 1983
B.A., Religion and Philosophy, University of Southern California, 1978
Dr. Roger H. Bezdek
President, MISI, Washington, D.C.
Founding Member, Cavendish Energy LLC, Fort Worth, Texas. Previously served as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury
Author of four books and over 100 published papers on the economics of climate change and related issues.
Ph.D., Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Retired, General Electric Company senior executive, expert on energy issues
Author, Clexit, Nothing to Fear, and Carbon Folly
Graduate, GE’s three-year Manufacturing Management Program
Multiple general manager assignments including, GM of Engineering Department providing technical support to worldwide network of GE facilities.
USN Veteran Korean War
BS, with honors, United States Merchant Marine Academy
The Villages, Florida
John Dale Dunn, MD, JD
Lecturer, retired Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center.
Clinical Instructor Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.
Policy advisor, American Council on Science and Health of New York City and Heartland Institute of Chicago.
Member, Louisiana and Texas Bar; Medical Officer, Sheriff, Brown County, Texas.
James E. Enstrom
Interests include important effects of ozone and PM 2.5
MPH, Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. and Ph.D., Physics, Stanford University
B.S., Physics, Harvey Mudd College
Thomas D. Hennigan
Associate Professor of Ecology and Organism Biology
M.P.S. Environmental Science and Forest Biology, SUNY, Syracuse, NY
B.S. Natural Resources Management, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
Paul D. Hoffman
Publicist, Hope Springs Media
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
Led the US Delegation to the World Heritage Committee, 2002-06
B.A., Economics/Biology, University of California at San Diego, Revelle College
Dr. Craig D. Idso
Chairman, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
Co-Editor, Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)
Ph.D. Geography, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
M.S. Agronomy, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
B.S. Geography, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
LLM, Securities Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center
JD, University of Baltimore School of Law
MHS, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
B.A., Natural Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Franklin E. (Ed) Payne, M.D.
Associate Professor of Family Medicine (retired)
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University
Cornelis J. F. Smit,
Founder and CEO (now retired), Environmental Health Services (Aust) Pty. Ltd
Co-founder and Director, The Galileo Movement
B.Sc., University of Melbourne,
Certified Industrial Hygienist (AIHA)
Noosaville, Qld., Australia
H. Leighton Steward
Geologist, environmentalist, author, and retired energy industry executive.
Regional EPA Administrator’s Award for environmental excellence.
Chairman of the Board of The Institute for the Study of Earth and Man at SMU
Past Chairman of the National Wetlands Coalition
Twice Chairman of the Audubon Nature Institute.
Serves on the boards of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, EOG Resources, The Buffalo Bill Historical Center, and the Southwest Research Institute.
Dr. S. Stanley Young
Worked in the pharmaceutical industry on all phases of pre-clinical research.
Member of the American Council on Science and Health Board of Scientific Advisors.
Authored or co-authored over 50 papers including six “best paper” awards.
Fellow of the American Statistical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Adjunct professor of statistics at North Carolina State University, the University of Waterloo and the University of British Columbia where he co-directs thesis work.
B.S., MES and a Ph.D., North Carolina State University.