by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow, and Junkscience.com Founder
As appearing on Junkscience.com
My oral testimony from today’s EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) meeting to finalize its letter trashing 25 years worth of EPA particulate matter junk science.
Good morning. I am Steve Milloy. I publish JunkScience.com.
I want to commend CASAC for condemning the EPA staff’s PM assessment.
The CASAC letter says the draft assessment:
does not provide a sufficiently comprehensive, systematic assessment of the available science due largely to lack of a comprehensive, systematic review of relevant scientific literature.
CASAC said there was:
inadequate evidence and rationale for altered causal determinations and a need for clearer discussion of causality and causal biological mechanisms and pathways.
That’s true and fantastic.
Let’s review why this obliteration of 25 years of EPA junk science is long overdue.
First, the epidemiology used by EPA is not science — it’s, at best, just statistics.
And statistical associations by themselves are not science.