In December 2008, CARB enacted a sweeping set of regulations of diesel engines. It was based on the claim that 3,500 deaths a year occurred from the diesel particulates in the air [PM 2.5]. Not only was the claim itself proven to be bogus, [zer∅ deaths per year*] the person in charge of the CARB “study” was revealed to have purchased his cum laude doctorate online for a measly $1,000. His name is Hien Tran. CARB can not fire him, or even re-assign him [say, to filing or mens’ room cleaning] because of CA labor laws and public union regulations.
Well the CARB morons have been caught again. [see also: need for free press]
[CARB] grossly miscalculated pollution levels in a scientific analysis used to toughen the state’s clean-air standards ...by 340 percent.
...The staff of the powerful [oh yeah] and widely respected [is that a bend-of-the-knee I see?] Air Resources Board said the overestimate is largely due to the board calculating emissions before the economy slumped…
Independent researchers, however, found huge overestimates in the air board’s work on diesel emissions and attributed the flawed work to a faulty method of calculation - not the economic downturn.
Imagine the result in private industry if one’s research turned out to be “miscalculated” by 340%?
And the enviroweenie bastards want desperately to force this crap on all of us; and most of them don't seem to give a damn whether the 'facts' they use are true or not.
Mary Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, ...was recently asked why the air board estimate of a nitrous oxide source was off by at least a factor of two - air board scientists have since revised their numbers, and data show the estimate was off by 340 percent. Nichols’ response: “I can’t answer that for you.”