"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Peabody Gets It Right - QualityGate will be Bigger that Climategate

Peabody Energy Company has a 240 page submission to counter the EPA's CO2 Endangerment ruling which is going to make for a fascinating legal case. However given the fact that I have always argued that lack of any Accredited Quality Standards was the Achilles heel of the Warmist Science arguments it is gratifying to see that Peabody is taking that approach.
 The report concludes:
The EPA relied on IPCC reports that were not prepared in accordance with US data quality standards and therefore do not meet US standards of reliability. Thus, [the] EPA's attempt to transform a benign naturally-occurring substance into a dangerous air pollutant is based on evidence that it should never have used in the first place.
Any business dealing with Government has to have a Quality Plan, Quality Control System,Quality Monitoring and regular external Quality Audits all meeting rigorous International Standards. Peabody will know all about this and their engineers will be instructing the lawyers.
H/T Euroreferendum