Walorski introduces bill to help air medical service providers

Jackie Walorski 

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski threw her support behind two bills that will increase the transparency of scientific data used to issue environmental regulations. 

Deemed the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment (HONEST) Act and EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, Walorski hopes to open up the process that the Environmental Protection Agency takes before establishing new regulations. 

The HONEST Act would ensure EPA regulations are based on the best, publicly available science and enable scientist to review and validate the EPA's decisions.

The EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act would reform the Science Advisory Board, which reviews the science the EPA uses in developing new regulations. The bill would increase transparency and public participation by making public all reports and scientific advice of the board and ensuring the board includes state and local experts.

“The EPA has gone far beyond its role of keeping our air and water clean, and it’s time to rein in an agency that many Hoosier small business owners and farmers feel is actively working against them,” Walorski said. “Requiring regulations to be based on publicly available science and reforming the Science Advisory Board will improve transparency, allow independent evaluation of the scientific data the EPA uses, and allow more public input on the impact of EPA regulations.”

Both bills passed the House this week. They now head to the Senate. 

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(48) comments

savortheflavor

Yet she votes to let red don hide his taxes and his treason. She's complicit and refuses to have a town hall. A GOP Hoosier coward. Typical.

bettermethanyou

What treason and what do you know about his taxes?

Ma Yoder

Joe said, "the majority will remember and clean the House!"
I hope, Joe, that you and your fellow lachrymators will be able to make it through the next eight years.
Hint: I have heard that salt tablets will help replace the lost Sodium from excessive, Liberal crying. I can't help you with your Arthritis that results from excessive hand wringing.

Becket

". . . lachrymators . . . " LOL >>> They are worth the ridicule and aghast look.

Joe King

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/04/03/you-cant-deny-climate-change-once-you-see-these-images/?utm_term=.fc6f8592c6b6

coldhardfacts

http://www.globalwarminglies.com/pics/temperature%20history.jpg

Becket

This historic model makes the most sense. The interaction between the eleven (11) year sun cycle and volcano activity on earth are the two greatest physical factors affecting our physical universe. And the real flaw in the AGW "settled science" is Carbon Dioxide. Of course, Carbon Dioxide creates the life for vegetation on the planet and it should not be viewed as a pollutant. Again, the Courts decided they were scientists by directing the EPA to value that gas (CO2) as such for the purposes of regulating AUTO emissions. But the elements that cause things to stop growing on EARTH come from reduced or obscured sunlight, such as the declining portion of the eleven (11) year sun cycle or the ash and dust that comes from volcanic eruption. Interesting that interaction of declining sun cycles COMBINED with volcanic eruptions.

Joe King

Exactly! You just proved my point....when people with no knowledge start showing graphs and charts and claim it to be real and must be fact...since it is on the internet...Randy and Cliff are tv meteorologist...with no training and publish studies...This chart has been debunked as a fraud and not showing entire evidence...only showing small area to prove a point and promote their webpage....Please see NASA and NOAA for charts and facts if you want credible info

obvioustruth

So, Joe, is that similar to the hockey stick good ole Al used to make his point? Just leave out the medieval warming period because it didn't fit the narrative.

Joe King

This is what others have said about that fake chart....
" First, anybody that shows a graph without indicating the units of the y-axis has something to hide. Second, to depict something as variable and complex a global temperature as such a smooth curve suggests dishonesty. Third, the labeling of the chart with the words "Nomanic Time" in bold is bizarre What is Nomanic? Fourth, why does this data go back only 4500 years? Most sources of climate data that goes back several thousand years also include data that go much further back. Fifth where did this data come from? It looks nothing like any climate data that I have seen. Finally, who on earth are Climatologist Cliff Harris & Metereologist Randy Mann? "

Becket

Perhaps, someday you too will be able to use Google on that new fangled thing called a computer:
"More details on this forecast along with their long-term climate chart can be found on their website, http://www.LongRangeWeather.com.
Harris-Mann Climatology offers a daily advisory weather and commodity service for farmers and traders. They also provides detailed monthly temperature, precipitation and snowfall forecasts for most U.S. and Canadian cities, plus outlooks for the following 12 months for over 6,000 world cities. They recently added short 30-second videos for over 200 major world cities that describe when is the “best time to travel” based on historical climatology."

obvioustruth

Yes Joe - that is how science works. One scientist verifies the other scientist work. It's called Peer Review, something that anthropogenic climate change science lacks!

strtdude

Pssssst, since we all know (and we all do know it) that the corporate sector controls every move our government makes when it comes to regulations and controls the agencies that make them, rather than make the "government" the villain, shouldn't Jackie, in a sane world, be challenging those that actually keep the info from the public? Oh, my bad. Many of you still think that the corporate sector are poor little helpless victims. Jackie knows better, but after all, she is hired to keep the sandbox version of politics viable. What was I thinking ?

coldhardfacts

Volcanic eruptions control the weather more then any other thing besides sun cycles, Man has zero effect. This is the actual truth. Green Terrorism and wealth distribution is the reason for the liberal panspanking.

Leeet

Do you have any facts to back up your 'Uneducated' political viewpoint....no Scientist I know would back you on your parrotted statement.....

Ma Yoder

Leet. You must really butthurt that the Wicked Witch lost. As for many of us? I wake up grateful every morning, grateful that this evil woman is not our President.

Leeet

Not going to talk about YOUR butt, but how can you be grateful EVERY MORNING that we have someone infinitely MORE evil than ' that woman' as 'our' President ?

Leeet

btw, ma, 3.5 MILLION MORE AMERICANS are NOT grateful than ARE.....always in the Minority....

sidearm

Leet, how often do you wipe your tears?

Ma Yoder

"If you don't trust the scientist (sic) all over the world, or the data from all over the world, then trust your own eyes..."
Joe. A colleague of mine is a Geophysicist with a PhD who has worked in this arena for 40 years. His credentials undoubtedly surpass yours.
He is one of the many scientists who debunk this global warming scare based upon his many years of study with facts and figures. His complaint is that the Media ignores his and his compatriots' findings or simply disbelieves them.
His conclusion? That this planet goes through many weather cycles and has been doing so for centuries upon centuries.
Get back to us when you reach his level of expertise.

Leeet

Hey Ma.....won't even talk about anecdotal evidence in any discussion. However I would ask you, "What percentaur of Scientists would agree with 'your expert' ? "I LOVE THE UNEDUCATED! "

fire111

Gosh Joe there is little argument of warming. It's called a cycle. Just as science has qualified many ice ages, they also realize as many warming cycles. Yes Joe there IS proof as far back as the Vikings, traversing the Northwest Passage. Well before any ice breakers. You see Joe, all this global warming stuff... well a few years back we were going to freeze to death! Now we are all going to drown. What we need to do is start towing those icebergs and chunks of glacial ice to areas of the world that need fresh water. Then we don't need to hear how Stella Artoise is going to save the worlds thirst! It's cyclical Joe! When the caldera in Yellowstone decides to blow, it's not going to make much difference for us anyway!

Joe King

you just lost what little credibility you had...none...you are simply a troll who like to speak....cycles...Vikings crossing the NW channel....Your nuts....plain nuts...put your foil hat on and turn Fox entertainment off...

Cycles that last 10's of thousands of years...man has increased the temp in the last 100 years to record levels and speeds...

its called climate change for a reason...not weather..

fire111

Crazy as a BAT! Some one is Joe! Just Google Roald Amundsen. Seems RA did this in 1906. Hmm... And since, it's been done several times. I thought I remembered something from school! Yep cyclical! Of or having the nature of, a cycle, occuring in cycles. Yep. Ice ages , warming trends, mini ice ages, warm ups. Cycles. And it involves weather. Therefore, a weather cycle!!!

Joe King

the world and the facts just don't back your belief up....thanks goodness....

global hoosier

10 years ago the US Supreme Court in Massachusetts versus EPA said that legally carbon dioxide is a pollutant that can be regulated by the EPA case closed dude

MichaelFort

Because everyone knows the SC in Massachusetts is the last word in Federal law.

global hoosier

Anyone that doesn't understand about the dire threat of global warming plays is really dumb the CEO of general electric Mr. immert today pleaded with trump to for fill the Paris accords and most CEOs of major corporations in our country also understand global warming is more than an existential threat it's right here right now

MichaelFort

What you don't understand is that nothing is going to change. We are not going back to the pre-industrial era no matter how much the latter day Luddites screech. Do you not think that people living in the 3rd world are going to want air conditioning or big screen TVs etc.?

bettermethanyou

I seem to remember a Nobel Laureate predicting the complete disappearance of the Polar Ice Caps by 2015. Let me ask you Joe, if poluution would be the contributing factor you greenies make it out to be, then it would make complete sense that the warmest temps would have been back in the 60's and 70's when the pollution was so bad that the sky in Gary was red, but that isn't the case.

Joe King

If you don't trust the scientist all over the world, or the data from all over the world, then trust your own eyes....Take a cruise through the Northwest Passage....you know, something that could NEVER been done before....but you can now....no ice, warmer water....FACTS, I hate it when they get in the way...

bettermethanyou

It's a good start, but I won't be really happy until the EPA is stripped of its unchecked regulatory ability.

Joe King

Not that matters...the GOP and their minions don't believe science anyway.....Transparency? Really, that's her problem? How about she show up to a town hall or answer questions from her voters? She is on the take like the rest of the GOP! Party over people...

Becket

Shouldn't you have a bit of proof before you besmirch her and an entire group of American Citizens (GOP)? What permits you to stereotype and otherwise cast an unprovable allegation against such a huge group of folks? I could guess, but I'm asking, politely. Broadly generalizing and stereotyping your fellow citizens is "Deplorable". Just saying!!!!

Leeet

Hey, mbernard, who coined the phrase, " I LOVE THE UNEDUCATED!" ?....that might answer your question.....let's call for more TRANSPARENCY from ALL government agencies AND officials.....WWJD ?

bettermethanyou

LEEET, is it better to LOVE the uneducated or exploit them? WDJD?

Leeet

better, you always ask that inane question....it is better to do NEITHER to the uneducated.....how about EDUCATING them....that would be the Constitutional/American thing to do......and yes, Jesus would be OK with that, I'm sure....the question is , IS JACKIE and her MINIONS???

MichaelFort

The GOP doesn't? But you are the one objecting to transparency in science. Why shouldn't the EPA's analysis be subject to scientific review?

Joe King

it is, that how science works...other scientist test and try to get the same results...all science is peer reviewed....the trouble is when the GOP just doesn't believe it....It still doesn't make the science wrong because you don't believe it...it just makes you an idiot..

Ma Yoder

"the GOP and their minions don't believe science anyway" The argument can also be made that you Liberals are so blinded by your ideology that you are incapable of deductive reasoning.

Joe King

is the world still flat Ma? Is the sun revolving around us? Did noah save the animals 5000 years ago along with the dinosaurs? Do we still need to bleed people to make them better? Science!

biker1

It's about time congress comes up with methods of curtailing the activities of a power-hungry anti-constitutional agency like the EPA.

Joe King

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...can't do it with bad water and air....

MichaelFort

The air and water are clean, Joe but the EPA gets bigger and more intrusive every year. Except maybe now.

fire111

Tell em that in Delhi and Shanghai and Beijing and Brazil and dozens of other polluters that sign on to agreements but never carry through.

Joe King

Tell the residents of Flint their water is clean...tell the people of Ohio was it a few years ago that couldn't drink the water because of the spill...you know several hundred thousand....did you forget? Don't you remember the smog we used to have? the rivers catching on fire? How quickly you and the GOP forget....Well, we won't come election....the majority voted for another person....you won't have the electorates to save the house and senate seats...

RickVerde

Joe you just demonstrated to all of us how little you know. The electoral college had NOTHING to do with the republican sweep of the house, senate, and an overwhelming majority of republican governors. Your right about one thing, the people don't forget, they didn't this passed election, and they won't next time either. Your party is lost joe ! I hear Hillary is considering running again. I hope she does, that will be the final nail in the Democratic Party's coffin. There is indisputable proof that climate data by so called experts was made up to push carbon taxation. That's some real science isn't it ? You got nothing joe, nothing at all ! Man did cause the flint water crisis, and that is the only thing, in all your rants, that is true. As far as your fable about the northwest passage, you might want to research Roald Amundsen, he did it in 1906. You are a human manure spreader joe, and certainly in no position to question anyone's credibility.

Joe King

Rick.....read the entire thing before replying....You won't have electorate to win your election like you did with trump...the majority of people voted the other way...the majority will remember and clean the House!

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