by H. Sterling Burnett
The co-sponsors of a resolution calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to reopen and review its finding that carbon dioxide poses a danger to human health and the environment withdrew the resolution from consideration.
A resolution calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reopen and review its finding that carbon dioxide poses a danger to human health and the environment was presented to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force (EEA) at the organization’s States and Nation Policy Summit in Nashville, Tennessee.
The resolution drew much media attention and was withdrawn by its sponsors after objections from environmental activist groups and from corporations that provide funding for ALEC, including green energy companies that profit from restrictions on energy supplied by coal…
In an EEA subcommittee meeting at the December summit, Steve Milloy…gave a presentation explaining the facts behind the resolution and said ALEC should adopt it. Milloy provided attendees with facts concerning the science behind the endangerment finding. Although those who spoke in opposition to the resolution provided no evidence refuting the information Milloy provided, several ALEC board members made intimidating statements to task force members immediately after Milloy’s presentation and asked for the resolution to be withdrawn or voted down.