American Tradition Institute Calls on Congress to Investigate Illegal EPA Human Experiments

EPA deliberately exposed vulnerable test subjects to PM2.5, diesel exhaust

 For Immediate Release
Contact:            Sean Parnell, 571-289-1374, sean@impactpolicymanagement.com

The American Tradition Institute (ATI) today joined Senator James Inhofe (R – Okla.) in asking that the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works immediately hold hearings to look into the Environmental Protection Agency’s practice of deliberately exposing vulnerable human test subjects to PM2.5 and diesel exhaust to which EPA’s public statements allege there is no safe level of exposure.

“If EPA really believes that PM2.5 is as dangerous as they claim, it is unimaginable that they expose test subjects to 300 times the permissible level in daily exposure standards,” said Tom Tanton, Executive Director of ATI.

ATI’s Environmental Law Center filed a federal lawsuit September 21 seeking to stop these illegal human medical experiments. The suit, filed in United States District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, describes in detail how six EPA employees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School intentionally pumped what they termed “lethal” amounts of diesel exhaust, specifically small particulate matter termed “PM2.5,” directly into the lungs of human volunteers who were not properly advised of the risks.

“Congress must investigate how this horrendous failure to follow proper medical ethics was allowed to happen at the EPA,” said David Schnare, Esq., Director of ATI’s Environmental Law Center. “Based on these revelations, all of the data supporting EPA’s PM2.5 regulations should immediately be reviewed to determine whether the Agency used data from studies not in compliance with basic ethical standards, and should withdraw reliance on any such studies.”

The American Tradition Institute (ATI) is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 think tank founded in 2009 to help lead the national discussion about environmental issues, including air and water quality and regulation, responsible land use, natural resource management, energy development, property rights, and free-market principles of stewardship. ATI engages in original research, litigation, and public education to advance its mission.

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