Reposted from Authorities Accountability & Oversight
Well timed milestone for some of the cynical paperwork obtained in the course of the Obama administration
With the indicators growing that the Biden EPA plans to make use of Nationwide Ambient Air High quality Requirements (“NAAQS”) to impose its local weather agenda with out the political peril of congressional votes, GAO needs an notorious Obama-Biden memo a Pleased, Very Well timed Anniversary.
This explicit memo, titled “Strategic Communications Dialog” to which PR advisor Allyn Brooks-LaSure connected a “Non-Paper” (that additionally was non-provided), was dated on this date within the early months of the Obama-Biden EPA, and damaged on January 26, 2015. It turned up within the “Richard Windsor” trove of data obtained by the Aggressive Enterprise Institute from then-Administrator Lisa Jackson’s false-identity e mail account, an account used promiscuously by present Biden officers Gina McCarthy and Joe Goffman.
It’s fairly one thing to learn this memo, written at exactly this level within the Obama-Biden administration, and with new sue-and-settle examples, erm, “reconsidering” Bush laws piling up (extra on that later).
That is significantly necessary given indicators detailed to the DC Circuit right here, laid out right here, and really properly summarized in as we speak’s Wall Road Journal right here, that EPA is getting ready to situation a secondary ozone “NAAQS”, in a brilliantly craven transfer to even additional obscure what it’s as much as on CO2. (Recall, even Obama’s EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson rejected a local weather NAAQS as not “advisable”. One distinguished inexperienced lawyer stated “hell will freeze over” earlier than that got here to cross. Nicely, Texas simply froze over, not less than, and with the assistance of this very agenda.)
What this memo reveals is EPA’s recognizing it needed to transfer its world warming marketing campaign away from the failed mannequin of discredited Massive Inexperienced stress teams and their “mascots” the polar bears and polar ice caps, that “local weather” has proved “constantly — an unpersuasive argument to make.” In it we see the start of the breathtakingly disingenuous “shift from making this concerning the polar caps [to] about our neighbor with respiratory sickness…”.
Doubling down on the cynicism, it continued:
Kids:…By revitalizing our personal Kids’s Well being Workplace, main the worldwide cost on this situation, and highlighting the kids’s well being dimension to all of our main initiatives – we can even make this situation actual for a lot of People who in any other case would oppose lots of our regulatory actions.
Right here we see the conviction, manifested, that in the event that they yell “clear air” and “kids” sufficient about one thing they, the media and the inexperienced teams will in the end get their approach.
Which completely segues into as we speak’s blockbuster Wall Road Journal editorial, “Biden’s ‘Backdoor’ Local weather Plan,” about how “Democratic AGs, inexperienced teams and a prime Biden environmental regulator are colluding on a plan to impose the Inexperienced New Deal on states by a again regulatory door” — “to hasten a substitute ozone rule that regulates CO2” — “as a result of they know they’ll’t cross it by the entrance in Congress.”