You shouldn’t have to market settled science

Emails show that the Center for American Progress gave the EPA and White House marketing advice.  We know the libs take the Administration line and run with it, but this is a bit more than that.From the Washington Free Beacon, Center for American Progress Helped Craft EPA Press Strategy

Emails obtained by the Environment & Energy Legal Institute show CAP giving advice to the administration on how to handle skeptical reporters.

A prominent left-wing group helped formulate Environmental Protection Agency talking points designed to sell a controversial regulatory scheme to skeptical journalists, internal emails show.

The emails show Joseph Goffman, the senior counsel of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, circulating talking points from Center for American Progress climate strategy director Daniel Weiss among EPA colleagues attempting to sell the agency’s controversial power plant regulations to a New York Times reporter.

Weiss emailed Goffman in September 2013 with a series of suggestions for convincing the Times’ Matt Wald of the commercial viability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology, a vital component of the agency’s stringent power plant emissions regulations.

I’m not surprised that the administration and CAP sing the same tune, or that the administration uses them as unpaid PR consultants. Every now and then I just hope that the bureaucrats would do honest evaluations instead of wrapping ribbons around a seriously flawed project.  Looks like we get another case of interlocking government and think tank with a bit of revolving door.

The story is also carried posted by the Heartland Institute.

Five minutes later, Goffman sent an email to five colleagues in his office and the agency’s public affairs division. Unredacted language in the email is identical to language in Weiss’ list of talking points.

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