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Monday, August 29, 2016
Now some of those key players seem to be shifting their offensive to a different battlefield -- this time in concert with a controversial Texas scientist. In an excellent story you might have missed, Greenwire on Friday noted the "rare" campaign to place an industry-friendly state scientist on a key EPA clean air panel.
The scientist, Michael Honeycutt, is the chief toxicologist with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. He has been a fierce critic of tougher public health standards for ozone, or smog. http://bit.ly/2bNgZlN In the process, he has become a darling for the oil and gas industries.
And now the love is really starting to show!
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
UPDATED: EPA expected to issue truck rule... but what about the issue of truck smog-forming emissions?
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Olson spokeswoman Melissa Kelly told Greenwire that our investigation was "offensive and wrong."
We are continuing to monitor these issues, and discovered a new connection: Koch is also the principal financial backer of a so-called "Leadership PAC" run by Olson called the "Freedom Matters PAC."
This is basically a legal slush fund through which Koch (and a few other contributors) dish out cash which then is re-gifted to other candidates for office.
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The Clean Air Act is the law that defines EPA's responsibilities for protecting and improving the nation's air quality and the stratospheric ozone layer. The last major change in the law, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, was enacted by Congress in 1990. Legislation passed since then has made several minor changes.