U-T is to be commended for its exposure of the deception of Air
Resources board members by staff and and the Board Chair, Mary Nichols.
I find it very telling that Dr. Balmes has responded in an attempt to
whitewash this incident, when he in fact was the only Board member who
knew of the fraud prior to the vote, but never told other members, made
no attempt to rectify the situation, and remained silent on the subject
for nearly a year. It is also very telling that Dr. Balmes and Sperling
"Based on the record we
have reviewed, there is no evidence to question the regulation, the
supporting studies or board ARB management".
The record presented to them by staff has been sanitized of any
dissenting views, including EPA studies, so of course their is no
evidence questioning the regulation. These Board members are either
part of the conspiracy to railroad these regulations through no matter
what the very real human cost, or they are simply oblivious to the
reality of the situation.
These proposed rules are being adopted based on a flawed study that
supposes a public health benefit from this intervention, yet the
possible negative public health effects of these rules have never been
looked at , despite the overwhelming evidence that unemployment has a
substantial negative impact on public health.
I guess the ARB just figures with millions without jobs already, whats
a few more hundred thousand?
John Reed MD