Draconian Green-Left Policy Proposals Rejected

A partisan divide has emerged in the European Parliament over proposals to beef up the governance of the Energy Union, with conservative and center-right lawmakers rejecting what they described as an “outdated”, “inflexible” approach supported by the Greens and left-wing parties. —EurActiv, 10 December 2017

President Trump has privately said he supports a public debate to challenge mainstream climate science, according to administration officials. But there’s infighting about how it should occur — if at all. The president has told U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt during several conversations that he supports Pruitt’s plan for a “red-team, blue-team” debate aimed at challenging the prevailing scientific consensus about humans’ impact on climate change, a senior administration official told E&E News. Another administration official said that “there is support for the initiative at the highest levels.” —ClimateWire, 11 December 2017

The ‘replication crisis’ has exposed serious quality flaws in a wide range of sciences. Environmental science used for public policy is rarely tested and may have significant flaws. Present approaches to science Quality Control risk failing policymakers and the environment. A new body is needed to undertake Quality Control of policy-science. —Piers Larcombe and Peter Ridd, Marine Pollution Bulletin, January 2018

Two Swedish scientists have been found guilty of “misconduct in research” in a paper that they published in Science and later retracted. Their highly publicized work had suggested that tiny particles of plastic in the ocean harm fish. —Nature,7 December 2017

Environmental campaign groups have accused many of the world’s largest banks of actively undermining the Paris agreement on climate change by pouring billions of dollars into coal plant developers. Between January 2014 and September 2017, international banks channeled $630bn to the top 120 companies planning to build [1600] new coal plants around the world, according to research by campaign groups including the Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, and Friends of the Earth. —Financial Times, 11 December 2017

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    Spurwing Plover

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    These Eco-Weenies are guilty themselves of lying to the public i mean EDF putting on false and misleading commercials using kids and litigation by the NRDC,Earth Justice and Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund only fattens their bankbooks and lines the pockets of the Green Meanies(Kind of like the Blue Meanies from Yellow Submarine)and their not helping out the species or the enviromental

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