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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

EPA suppresses report critical of global warming


This is not surprising.

Declan McCullagh of CBS News has learned that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put the kibosh on a lengthy report critical of globing warming. McCullough writes:

“The Environmental Protection Agency may have suppressed an internal report that was skeptical of claims about global warming, including whether carbon dioxide must be strictly regulated by the federal government, according to a series of newly disclosed e-mail messages.

Less than two weeks before the agency formally submitted its pro-regulation recommendation to the White House, an EPA center director quashed a 98-page report that warned against making hasty "decisions based on a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data."

The EPA official, Al McGartland, said in an e-mail message (PDF) to a staff researcher on March 17: "The administrator and the administration has decided to move forward...and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision."

Similar allegations of dismissing reports supportive of global warming were made against the Bush administration.

There are serious ramifications to this story, foremost being potential carbon dioxide regulations could now be in jeopardy if they are the subject of litigation.

The EPA's response is to attack McGartland, the report's author.

Here’s the story.

Related reading: An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal examines the swinging pendulum against the theory of global warming.

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