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Steven Milloy is a biostatistician, lawyer, adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and publisher of JunkScience.com where the motto is: "All the junk that's fit to debunk". Milloy holds a B.A. in Natural Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Health Sciences in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore, and a Master of Laws from the Georgetown University Law Center. Steven Milloy's most recent book is Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them. Before that, Steven Milloy wrote the much talked-about book, Junk Science Judo: Self-Defense Against Health Scares & Scams

Carbon Tax is Pointless and Inflationary

Climate alarmists hope that Hurricane Sandy and President Obama’s re-election will coerce panicky congressional Republicans into a “carbon tax” deal in 2013. But simple math shows the tax would have no effect other than...

The People v. The Hockey Stick Felony?

Editorial originally appeared in the Washington Times Are academic scientists some special sub-species of humans who are beyond suspicion and above the law? That is the question now being played out in a drama between...

The President’s Oil Drilling Bait-N-Switch

So President Obama says he’s for more offshore oil drilling. Does he really mean it? Would it matter if he did? Addressing the latter question first, consider President George W. Bush called for offshore drilling...

Al Gore Lies to Congress

It’s a good thing Al Gore didn’t have to raise his right hand and take an oath to tell the truth before he testified on April 24 to the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee...

Obama’s Climate Rip-off

President Obama wants to pay you to support global warming regulation. What he isn’t saying, however, is that his enticement won’t come close to covering what the regulations will cost you. In his 10-year budget...

Nuclear Nonsense

How can celebrity anti-nuclear power activists Alec Baldwin and Christie Brinkley try, in good conscience, to scare us about both carbon-free nuclear power and global warming? In a February 12 press release about the relicensing...

The Futility of Hybrid Cars

Could plug-in hybrid cars actually increase greenhouse gas emissions? Is energy efficiency being oversold as a greenhouse gas reduction measure? A new report from the research arm of Congress raises troubling questions about the...

Al Gore and Venus Envy

Al Gore has a new argument for why carbon dioxide is the global warming boogeyman—and it’s simply out of this world. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday with yet another one of...

Zero-Calorie Sin?

If you thought the food nannies’ appetite for dictating what beverages you may enjoy would be satisfied by their crusade against regular, sugar-sweetened soda, think again. Their new battle cry is shaping up to...

Browner: Redder Than Obama Knows

Editor’s note:  see the Canadian connection with the Socialist International group in the J-Log entry here (in item #3) Incoming White House energy-environment czar Carol Browner was recently discovered to be a commissioner in Socialist...

Time for a Surgeon General-ectomy?

President-elect Obama has reportedly chosen Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent and one of People magazine’s “sexiest men alive,” for the post of surgeon general. Those aren’t the only reasons that the surgeon general’s...

Let There Be Dark?

Some astronomers seem to be willing to say and do just about anything just to get a better look at the heavens, including making city streets safer for criminals. In a commentary in Nature magazine...

New York’s Soda Tax Scam

New York Governor David Paterson has proposed to levy an 18 percent tax on non-diet soft drinks under the guise of combating obesity. Government doesn’t get much more cynical than this. After alleging that “almost...

EPA Goes Man-Hunting

It’s little wonder why the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list doesn’t include anyone accused of breaking federal environmental laws. It’s hard to argue that a father-son team accused of illegally importing Alfa Romeo sports cars...

Pickens Hops Aboard Public Health Bandwagon

Has public health replaced patriotism as the new “last refuge of scoundrels”? T. Boone Pickens’ self-enrichment plan to switch America into natural gas-powered cars and wind power was initially advertised as a means to wean...