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DECEMBER 29, 2013

WE THE PEOPLE RADIO

WE THE PEOPLE RADIO
Whistleblower scientist says his research shows:
There's NO justification for California's

CARB diesel regulations   

Our guest: Dr James Enstrom Ph.D  PAST APPEARANCES: MAY 12, 2013
On the second hour we have three additional guests:
Robert F. Phalen, Ph.D., UC Irvine Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of UC Irvine Air Pollution Health Effects Laboratory and an expert in the toxicology of particulate matter.
S. Stanley Young, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Bioinformatics, National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and an expert in the statistics of air pollution health effects. OPENING STATEMENT  POWERPOINT
Matthew A. Malkan, Ph.D., UCLA Professor of Physics and Astronomy, who has been working with me for the past six years on various critiques of the CARB diesel regulations, particularly their adverse socioeconomic impact.
 
Dr James Enstrom Ph.D

DR JAMES ENSTROM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: jenstrom@ucla.edu

www.ScientificIntegrityInstitute.org
Dr. Enstrom on Linked In
In 1965 Dr. Enstrom graduated co-valedictorian of his class at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA, where he obtained a B.S. in physics. In 1970 Dr. Enstrom obtained his Ph.D. in elementary particle physics at Stanford University from Nobel Laureate Melvin Schwartz. During 1971-1973 he worked as a physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in research group of Nobel Laureate Luis Alvarez. He then came to the UCLA School of Public Health as a postdoctoral fellow in cancer epidemiology and received an M.P.H. and postdoctoral certificate in 1976 from renown public health epidemiologist Dr. Lester Breslow.
 
He then joined the UCLA School of Public Health faculty as a Research Professor / Researcher and he held that position for 36 years until June 2012. He currently retains a similar affiliation with UCLA, although he is now drawing retirement. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology since 1981, he has been listed in Who's Who in America since 1990, and he has been President of the Scientific Integrity Institute since 2005.

During his long career, he has explored many important epidemiological issues, particularly focusing on California. A major theme of his research has been identifying lifestyle factors which reduce mortality from cancer and heart disease and increase longevity. An example is his long-term study of religiously active California Mormons. Their healthy lifestyle, which includes avoidance of tobacco and alcohol and emphasis on education and marriage, results in an increase in longevity of about 10 years.

He has also examined the influence of environmental factors on mortality. In December 2005 he published a major paper on fine particulate matter and mortality in California. Since then he has conclusively documented that fine particulate matter does not cause premature death in California http://www.scientificintegrityinstitute.org/ASAS092812.pdf . Since August 1, 2013 he has been assisting the US House Science Committee with its subpoena of the secret science data that EPA has used to improperly justify its fine particulate and ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and related regulations in California and the United States. His research shows that there is no public health justification for the CARB diesel vehicle regulations.

He has an ongoing Federal lawsuit against UCLA in order to resolve the issues associated with his academic freedom and his faculty position at UCLA http://thefire.org/article/15587.html. The next step in this lawsuit is a Federal Court hearing in Los Angeles in January 2014.

CARB Whistleblower!  (information)
Epidemiologist James Enstrom’s appointment ended because his research on air pollution did not align with the department mission and failed to reach funding requirements, according to a June 9 layoff notice from Richard Jackson, environmental health sciences department chair.

Enstrom contended that the short explanation given for his nonreappointment is invalid and filed an appeal.

“When (people) make an outrageous statement like my research isn’t aligned with the mission of the department … it’s patently false,”ť said Enstrom, who has worked at UCLA’s School of Public Health for more than 34 years.

March 18, 2013 Summary of Federal Court Order re Enstrom v. UCLA Lawsuit:
 
Topics in on today's program:
August 1, 2013 US House Science Committee Smith Stewart Letter Subpoena of
US EPA Secret Science Data
( http://science.house.gov/press-release/smith-subpoenas-epa-s-secret-science )
Focus on press release and page 7 of subpoena:
( http://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/Subpoena link.pdf )
 
November 7, 2013 Enstrom Email to Dr. Alpa Patel of ACS (American Cancer Society)  Epidemiology re CPS II
Data Conclusion and US House Science Committee Subpoena
Focus on resolution shown on the last two pages of letter
( http://www.scientificintegrityinstitute.org/Patel110713.pdf )
 
November 27, 2013 Redding City Council Letter to CARB Invoking NEPA
Coordination to Oppose CARB Diesel Regulations Goods Movement Symposium
Program
Focus on the use of American Cancer Society CPS II "secret science" data for EPA regulations
( http://www.scientificintegrityinstitute.org/Redding112713.pdf )
 
December 21, 2013 Wall Street Journal: "John Beale's EPA An amazing fraud by an
architect of government climate policies."
Focus on fact that Beale was involved with 1997 NAAQS
( http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303773704579266022892025230 )
"In addition to lead roles in the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, the early implementation of the Act, the development and negotiation of the National Low Emission Vehicle Program, and the 1997 [National Ambient Air Quality Standards] review, John served as OAR's lead for international work from 1990 thru [sic] 2005. Beginning in 1999, John managed OAR's work on climate change as well as all other international work."
 
November 15, 2013 The Bakersfield Californian article "Air officials say: EPA, we
want to keep our money"
( http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/x481501862/Air-officials-say-EPA-we-want-to-keep-our-money ) .
 

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   FACTS & ACTION ITEM Regarding CARB Diesel Regulations and the American Cancer Society (ACS)      PRINT FACTS & ACTION CHART

FACT: For the past 20 years American Cancer Society (ACS) data from their Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS II) has been used by a small group of scientists to develop epidemiologic evidence of a weak positive relationship between fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and total mortality. This highly controversial evidence has been used by US EPA to claim that PM2.5 causes "premature deaths" and to establish National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and costly regulations for PM2.5.
FACT: Major sources of PM2.5 in California include forest fires, agricultural dust, industrial and residential burning, polluted air from China, and diesel engines (which account for about 5% of the total). CARB has used this ACS-based evidence and EPA standards to develop and impose costly diesel vehicle regulations in California in order to achieve a tiny reduction in PM2.5. These CARB regulations have adversely impacted thousands of California businesses, particularly small businesses.
FACT: There is now overwhelming epidemiologic evidence, even from CPS II, that PM2.5 does not cause premature deaths in California. Unfortunately, CARB, EPA, and ACS will not recognize this null evidence and will not allow independent confirmation of the CPS II findings used by EPA. In spite of a major ongoing scientific controversy and in spite of evidence that most rural counties in California now comply with EPA PM2.5 regulations, CARB will not halt their PM2.5-based diesel regulations.
FACT: Because of the ongoing scientific controversy and the multi-billion dollar nationwide cost of complying with the PM2.5-based regulations, the US House Science Committee issued an August 1, 2013 subpoena to EPA for the CPS II data. ACS has refused to cooperate in any way with the release of de-identified CPS II data or with independent reanalysis of CPS II data conducted in collaboration with ACS.
FACT: CARB diesel regulations will not prevent any "premature deaths" and will only have a tiny impact on PM2.5 levels in California. However, they will continue to kill jobs in California, particularly among small businesses.
ACTION ITEM: To supplement the ongoing legal and coordination actions against the CARB diesel regulations, concerned citizens must contact the local ACS offices in California and ask ACS to comply with the August 1, 2013 House subpoena and to justify the use of weak CPS II-based epidemiologic evidence by EPA. Unless ACS stops defying the subpoena and stops the misuse of CPS II data for CARB diesel regulations, then Californians must stop supporting ACS.
 
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