Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update

  • Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will testify at a meeting this week of the US House Subcommittee on Energy and Power. Hearing title: “The Department of Energy’s Role in Advancing the National, Economic, and Energy Security of the United States.” Date/time: Thursday, September 15, 10 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Very likely, even though one will need to squint and struggle to see through swirling haze and smoke and other nefarious gases, the hearing should still provide an important glimpse into the not too distant future…
  • Last June, EPA announced it would review its regs covering emissions of hazardous air pollutants from mobile sources – usually passenger cars and light trucks. This would actually update existing regs, to assess whether controls are adequate or should be revised. This review is supposed to end in November. Interestingly, it appears that no one had any comments on this potentially difficult and controversial subject. Whaddya think – just too much going on?
  • Whew… it’s getting scary out there my peeps; not for children. It’s terrible when you get your dockets mixed up. Check out this citizen’s comments (edited just slightly) somehow within the Fish & Wildlife Service files, regarding a draft Endangered Species Act (ESA) policy:

“Dear CDC, there will be no mandatory vaccines, period. You’ve already given me SV40… Nobody, but nobody is going to give me anymore vaccines, least not till I’m too feeble to get away… Things were quite clearly spelled out in the Nuremburg code. It’s quite obvious you’re all in bed with big pharma and the CDC is full of people who stand to profit.”
Uh… would somebody please call Nurse Ratched..?Need research/reporting/writing help?

Have a great Monday and a great week!