Press Release

EPA Hides the Ball in Analysis of Global Warming Bill

Garbage In – Garbage Out: Politically Driven Assumptions Lead to Misleading Results

Elizabeth Heyd, NRDC, 202/289-2424 or 202/725-0648 (cell)

WASHINGTON (March 14, 2008) -- EPA’s just-released analysis of Senate Bill S. 2191 (“Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008”) hides the key conclusions of its own experts, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
The only case EPA analyzed that makes reasonable assumptions reflecting current economic conditions and technological realities shows that achieving the goals of the Climate Security Act is readily achievable and affordable, but this conclusion is buried beneath multiple other cases in the report, according to Dan Lashof, PhD, the science director of NRDC’s Climate Center.
“Once again, political forces in the Bush administration are distorting the work of EPA’s own economic and scientific staff,” Lashof said.

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