EPA Regulates Without Science

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

When academic studies back up Obama Administration policies, you will never hear the end of them. When they don’t, you will never hear the beginning of them.

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Take, for example, the recent study by Johns Hopkins University examining the science behind new EPA regulations. “A new study authored by a research team led by Dr. Corrine Keet of John’s Hopkins Children’s Center has found no link between outdoor air pollution and childhood asthma,” Alyssa Carducci writes in Environment & Climate News. “Dr. Keet’s team followed 23,000 U.S. children and found no statistically significant difference in asthma rates between those who live in inner-city neighborhoods, which have higher pollution levels, and those who live in suburbs and rural areas.”

“The study comes at a crucial time as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers tightening limits for ground-level ozone, commonly known as smog.” Environment & Climate News is published by the Heartland Institute. “The mission of the Heartland Institute is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems,” according to the group’s web site.

Other than the Heartland Institute, and now us, who are arguably on the right, few outlets have covered this research. We’re waiting for the so-called mainstream media to pick up on it ;>)