Posts Tagged ‘Sen. Barrasso’

Senator Barrasso: EPA Inspector General Slams EPA for Skipping Scientific Standards

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Press release:  Senator John Barrasso

EPA Inspector General Slams EPA for Skipping Scientific Standards

Barrasso: “It’s clear we’ve all been repeatedly misled.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) responded to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Inspector General that found that the EPA did not follow their own rules and safeguards when making their finding that carbon dioxide is a pollutant.  The EPA’s determination has led to a mountain of Clean Air Act regulations that could cost over a million American jobs.

“Throughout the past two and a half years, the Environmental Protection Agency has used its ‘endangerment finding’ as a reason to roll out red tape that destroys jobs across America.  EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has regularly assured Congress and the American people that its finding is based on sound scientific practices.  (more…)

Senators Vitter and Barrasso Introduce Bill to Ensure Open, Accurate NASA Climate Data

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Vitter, Barrasso Introduce Bill to Ensure Open, Accurate NASA Climate Data

For Immediate Release                              Contact: Joel DiGrado (Vitter)  (202) 224-4623

December 8, 2010                                  Emily Lawrimore (Barrasso)  (202) 224-6441

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sens. David Vitter and John Barrasso today introduced S. 4015, the Public Access to Historical Records Act, which would dramatically improve the transparency and accuracy of NASA’s historical records and guarantee public access to the data.

“Recent incidents, such as the investigation showing that the Obama administration manipulated data to justify the drilling moratorium, have raised concerns that some scientists and government agencies are using misleading data to support their favored viewpoints,” said Vitter.  “This bill would open NASA’s temperature records to public scrutiny and establish an objective set of data to ensure that influential climate research is protected from political agendas.” (more…)