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Conservatives Renew Campaign To Invalidate A Key Pillar Of Obama’s Global Warming Legacy

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The Daily Caller quotes Scott Pruitt on the large discrepency present within computer models used to justify the so-called "endangerment finding" for greenhouse gases.

Conservative scientists and policy experts are continuing their push to get the Trump administration to review a document that served as the legal basis for the Obama administration’s global warming agenda.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a think tank, and the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) sent letters to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging him to consider two petitions to reconsider the so-called “endangerment finding” for greenhouse gases.

The letters were signed by “60 climate and health experts” who support EPA responding to a petition CEI filed earlier this year challenging the 2009 endangerment finding, which gives EPA authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions.

“As our petition points out, there are huge problems with the computer models on which the Endangerment Finding was based, which means our government’s climate policy rests on bad science,” Sam Kazman, CEI’s general counsel, said in a statement.

Conservatives have been pushing the Trump administration to reconsider the endangerment finding and possibly overturning it. Doing so would keep a future administration re-imposing climate regulations the Trump administration repeals.

Earlier this year, CEI and the Concerned Household Electricity Consumers Council filed petitions with EPA to reconsider the endangerment finding.

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“Since the time we filed our petition, new papers by climate alarmists themselves have conceded that their models overestimate global warming,” Kazman said.

“The Endangerment Finding needs to be reexamined so that sound policy is based on sound science,” Kazman said. “Failure to do so threatens affordable energy, millions of jobs, and lives and the world.”

Read the full article at The Daily Caller.