Study shows cost of Green New Deal $70,000 per household in first year alone

July 30, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a new study by the Competitive Enterprise Institute suggesting that implementation of the Green New Deal would cost each household $70,000 in the first year alone:

“The Green New Deal is a national suicide pact, and the latest report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute shows the immediate impact it would have on just five states where households would face $70,000 in increased costs in the first year alone.  The brainchild of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the leader of the Venezuelan wing of the Democratic Party, the Green New Deal is not about saving the environment, but instead is an attempt to destroy the only economic system in the history of the world which has lifted people out of poverty creating a middle class – capitalism. The truth is, the cost is more than we can bear. The true cost of the Green New Deal is the loss of freedom itself.

“If you don’t believe this, just consider what Ocasio-Cortez’ Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti recently told Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s climate director, ‘The interesting thing about the Green New Deal, is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all… Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?… Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.’

“But Ocasio-Cortez’ brain isn’t the only one who has admitted that climate change is a ruse designed to destroy capitalism, in 2015, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change clearly stated, ‘This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.’

“The CEI report demonstrates what the destruction of capitalism entails – a $70,000 cost to every household in Alaska, Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania in year one.  But the real cost, even more dangerous than the dollar signs which exceed the average household annual income in the United States, is the utter loss of freedom associated with the destruction of capitalism and the hope that it has produced for billions of people around the world.”

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EPA ban on ‘secret’ science makes good regulatory sense

March 27, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for ending the agency’s use of studies that do not publish underlying data:

“EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is taking the lead in restoring transparent science to our regulatory system. If scientists won’t show their work by publishing their underlying data, then government agencies should not be implementing regulations based on their findings.

“Transparency about the scientific method used to come to conclusions that have major public policy impacts is essential in order for others to evaluate and attempt to replicate the findings. Every grade school child learns that for science to be legitimate, someone doing the exact same process have to come up with the same results. It’s called falsifiability. Data that cannot be examined and potentially falsified simply must not be accepted by the government. Transparency is the key to ending politically driven science.”

Attachments:

“Scott Pruitt is bringing transparency to the EPA; why is the Church of Man-made Climate Change angry about that?” By Printus LeBlanc, March 23, 2018 at http://dailytorch.com/2018/03/scott-pruitt-is-bringing-transparency-to-the-epa-why-is-the-church-of-man-made-climate-change-angry-about-that/

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ALG urges President Trump to affirm U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and put America first

May 31, 2017, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging President Donald Trump to publicly affirm U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord:

“President Trump will absolutely be doing the right thing by withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, which like all the other bad economic deals the has U.S. entered into, is designed to shift production, jobs and growth away from the U.S. to foreign markets. Paris is economic redistribution writ large. It might as well have been called the Grow China Treaty.

“After the worst decade of average annual economic growth in U.S. history from 2007 to 2016, even worse than the Great Depression, it is time for the U.S. to put America first for a change. We are under no obligation to enter an economic suicide pact to help the rest of the world to grow at our expense. The federal government’s first responsibility is to the American people, and to put in place policies that serve U.S. interests, including creating jobs here and rebuilding the middle class that decades of globalization have shattered.”

“Leaving the Paris climate accord is the only real choice to restoring American economic growth.”

Attachments:

“Trump defies globalists and makes the right call to support coal,” By Rick Manning, Americans for Limited Government President, May 31, 2017 at http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/335731-coal-and-nuclear-must-play-a-bigger-role-in-americas

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ALG Urges House to Reject Copenhagen Global Welfare Fund

December 15th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today in a letter urged members of the House of Representatives to reject “the unprecedented global transfer of wealth” currently being planned at the global summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“Not one cent of foreign welfare via Copenhagen, the International Monetary Fund, or any other international institution should be committed,” wrote Wilson, “until the national debt is brought down to a manageable level: about 10 percent of the Gross Domestic Product.”

Wilson demanded that members set the record straight: “ALG calls on you to publicly state your position on this foreign welfare scheme.”

According to the Wall Street Journal, “Clause after complicated clause of the draft [Copenhagen] treaty requires developed countries to pay an ‘adaptation debt’ to developing countries to supposedly support climate change mitigation. Clause 33 on page 39 says that ‘by 2020 the scale of financial flows to support adaptation in developing countries must be [at least $67 billion] or [in the range of $70 billion to $140 billion per year].’”

Wilson warned that the U.S. was at risk of having its debt downgraded. He wrote, “At $12 trillion today, the national debt will surpass 100 percent of the GDP in 2011. The nation faces the increasing likelihood of a debt downgrade by Moody’s Investor Services. Future generations of taxpayers are being bound in the shackles of an insurmountable debt that cannot be paid.”

Last week, Moody’s Investor Services stated that U.S. “public finances are deteriorating considerably and may therefore test the Aaa boundaries…”

Wilson wrote that the cost of implementing the Copenhagen “wealth transfer” would be enough to push the U.S. over the edge: “Much of the national debt is already owed overseas to China, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and elsewhere. Doubling down with a wealth redistribution plan to the Third World via Copenhagen will ensure that the rest of the nation’s wealth not committed to paying down the debt will simply be handed over. There will be nothing left for the American people.”

Although the U.S. Senate has the power to ratify treaties, many of the measures under discussion at Copenhagen require approval of both houses of Congress to appropriate funds. “As members of Congress, you have the power of the purse—and you can stop this blatant theft from American taxpayers,” Wilson wrote.

Wilson concluded, “I strongly urge you to pledge to oppose any foreign aid transfer until the U.S. debt has been brought under control, and to oppose any foreign aid transfer, regardless, until a broad consensus is reached on the so-called ‘science’ of man-made climate change.”

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ALG on Climategate: “Our Worst Fears Have Been Realized,” Backs Inhofe’s Call for a Congressional Investigation  

November 17th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Amid the growing “Climategate” scandal over data manipulation and suppression by the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today joined Senator Jim Inhofe in calling for Congressional probes into the UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that Wilson said “used CRU’s data as the primary foundation for ‘man-made’ climate change science.”

“Our worst fears have been realized,” said Wilson. “The Climatic Research Unit gathered much of the primary data that has been used by the IPCC to promote ‘man-made’ climate change for years. It is because of the data CRU reported that there is any ‘consensus’ on climate change at all. Climate scientists worldwide have depended on that data to formulate their conclusions.”

“If that data was cooked, as it appears to have been, the whole ‘man-made’ global warming theory is cooked,” Wilson added.

Senator Inhofe, in an interview with Washington Times radio, said, “on this thing, it is pretty serious. And since, you know, Barabara Boxer is the Chairman and I’m the Ranking Member on Environment and Public Works, if nothing happens in the next seven days when we go back into session a week from today that would change this situation, I will call for an investigation.”

The scandal began after computer hackers broke into the servers of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Climatic Research Unit. There, they found and published emails showing that researchers deliberately manipulated climate “change” data to hide the actual decline of the Earth’s temperatures. According to the UK Telegraph, “Around 1,000 emails and 3,000 documents were stolen from UEA computers by hackers last week and uploaded on to a Russian server before circulating on websites run by climate change sceptics. Some of the correspondence indicates that the manipulation of data was widespread among global warming researchers.”

One particular email from CRU director Phil Jones in 1999 stated, “I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature [the science journal] trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie, from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.”

“A full investigation is needed,” Wilson declared. “That must include the release of any and all of CRU’s originally gathered data to Congress, and a comprehensive comparison to published IPCC reports.”

According to National Review’s Patrick J. Michaels, that data is not publicly available. In his piece, “The Dog Ate Global Warming,” when Roger Pielke Jr., professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado, requested the raw data from Jones. Jones responded, “Since the 1980s, we have merged the data we have received into existing series or begun new ones, so it is impossible to say if all stations within a particular country or if all of an individual record should be freely available. Data storage availability in the 1980s meant that we were not able to keep the multiple sources for some sites, only the station series after adjustment for homogeneity issues. We, therefore, do not hold the original raw data but only the value-added (i.e., quality controlled and homogenized) data.”

“They’ve demanded that we bring the global economy to a grinding halt for something that is not even real,” Wilson said, adding, “The IPCC reports have been used for years, first to justify the Kyoto Protocols, and now the upcoming Copenhagen Protocols, cap-and-trade legislation, radical EPA regulations, and even Supreme Court decisions ruling that carbon dioxide is somehow a ‘pollutant.’ Under these treaties, bills, and regulations, the UN has been attempting force industrialized nations to reduce carbon emissions and the use of fossil fuels.”

According to UEA’s website, CRU’s data sets are “widely used in climate research, including the global temperature record used to monitor the state of the climate system.” And CRU “is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading institutions concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change.”

According to CRU history, the IPCC was set up “under the United Nations Framework (later the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC) and led to assessments being produced in 1990, 1995, 2001 and 2007. CRU staff have been heavily involved in all four [IPCC] assessments, probably more than anywhere else relative to the size of an institution (see IPCC AR4 Authors).”

“It is the duty of Congress to investigate what could be the greatest fraud ever perpetrated in human history,” Wilson concluded.

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ALG Backs Inhofe’s Call for Investigation into EPA Suppressing Carlin Report, Calls on Senate to Hold Up on “Cap-and-Tax” Bill

June 30th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today urged the U.S. Senate to follow through on Senator Jim Inhofe’s call for an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suppressing a paper highly critical of the science behind the “global warming consensus” before proceeding with a highly controversial bill to enact mandated reductions in national carbon emissions.

“Dr. Alan Carlin’s paper was suppressed to cover up clear and convincing evidence compiled in the scientific community that shatters the so-called ‘consensus’ that hydrocarbon fuels oil, gasoline, coal, and natural gas—which our economy depends upon to grow—are somehow causing the earth’s temperature to heat up,” said Wilson.

“This is the greatest scandal in scientific history,” Wilson added.

According to the paper compiled by Dr. Alan Carlin, a PhD economist in EPA’s Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation, the EPA’s “Technical Support Document for Endangerment Analysis for Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the Clean Air Act” (TSD) uses data that is out-of-date and ignores the decade-long decline in the earth’s temperature despite CO2 levels rising and CO2 emissions accelerating.

The EPA’s official findings, writes Carlin, are based largely on the International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) AR4 report published in 2007. That report’s data, according to Carlin, “is at best three years out of date in a rapidly changing field.”

Carlin writes that the “IPCC projections for large increases [in temperature] are looking increasingly doubtful” in light of “recent substantial decreases in global temperatures”.

“Dr. Carlin’s report proves that the EPA cannot trust without verifying the veracity of the reports of the UN,” said Wilson.

“Under the current administration, the UN’s phony and inaccurate projections of temperature increases—which now have been completely discredited—are being accepted on faith as gospel,” Wilson added.

Wilson said the brakes need to be applied to the climate change bill. “The Senate cannot proceed with the Waxman-Markey legislation mandating carbon emission caps until the fraudulent science that underpins it is completely exposed.”
The legislation, HR 2454, would force carbon-emitting industries coal, oil, gasoline, and natural gas to purchase carbon permits. The bill aims to reduce industrial emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 17 percent by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050.

The House voted in favor of the legislation was 219 to 212 on June 26th, although Wilson noted that “no member had access to the Carlin paper because the EPA covered it up.”

Wilson again pointed to a study from APS Physics, “Climate Sensitivity Revisited,” as discrediting the justification for capping carbon emissions. “The Monckton study, which Dr. Carlin cites, proves that the UN International Panel on Climate Change’s computer models greatly overstate the impact of carbon emissions on global temperatures. The whole hypothesis is not even based on actual observable data that can be confirmed.”

Wilson says that the EPA is lying to the American people about the science behind climate change. “Dr. Carlin is a national hero for exposing the global warming fraud, and it is up to the U.S. Senate to investigate the political suppression of scientific inquiry at the Environmental Protection Agency.”

Attachments: “Proposed NCEE Comments on Draft Technical Support Document for Endangerment Analysis for Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the Clean Air Act,” Dr. Alan Carlin, EPA Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation.

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