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1 Kent Jeffreys
2 From Co-conspirator Tobacco Institute documents
3 From Co-conspirator Cato Institute website
4 From Co-conspirator Competitive Enterprise Institute website
5 From Co-conspirator Heartland Institute website
6 From Co-conspirator Michael Fumento website
7 Co-conspirators from National Center for Policy Analysis
8 From assorted websites

Kent Jeffreys
Kent Jeffreys is director of environmental studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C -- May 26, 1992, Cato Institute [1]

In an article mention on the Competitive Enterprise Institute Kent Jeffreys is identified with the Heritage Foundation in 1995. [2]

We find Jeffreys in a very short period of time holding prominent positions, being published by Cato Institute, Alexis de Tocqueville Institution as Adjunct Scholar, Competitive Enterprise Institute as Adjunct Scholar, and affiliated with Heritage Institute. Kent Jeffreys is a Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis in 2001. [3]

SEE Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION, S. Fred Singer, The Epa and the Science of Environmental Tobacco Smoke.

From Co-conspirator Tobacco Institute documents

http://tobaccodocuments.org/lor/92756802-6803.html

Date: 11 Aug 1994
Length: 2 pages
92756802-92756803

Master ID: 92756802/6876
Related Documents: 92756804
92756805-6806 News Release New Study Finds Inadequate Science in Epa's Risk Assessments
92756807-6876 Science, Economics, and Environmental Policy: A Critical Examination A Research Report Conducted by the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution

TO: The Members of the Executive Committee

FROM: Samuel D. Chilcote

This morning Reps. Peter Geren (D-TX) and John Mica (R-FL) held a press conference announcing the release of a study by the [[Alexis de Tocqueville Institution]] that evaluates the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) scientific principles used to justify policy decisions. Geren and Mica were joined by Cesar Conda, executive director of the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution and coauthors Dr. S. Fred Singer and Kent Jeffreys.

Press coverage included States News Service, Stephens Publishing and Cable Congress. Several congressional staffers also attended. Copies of the Geren/Mica "Dear Colleague" letter, press release and the study are enclosed.

... Dr. Singer explained that the study was peer reviewed by a number of scientists and economists so that real risks and costs benefits to society could be sufficiently evaluated. ...

Jeffreys pointed to the recent media attention on Clinton Administration officials lying to or withholding information from Congress. During the question-and-answer session, Jeffreys said that EPA is not communicating the whole truth to the public and policymakers about risks. He told the group that EPA often relies on incomplete information by basing risks on single case, nonreplicable results. In the case of ETS, the EPA used irrelevant data and applied inconsistent methodology, Jeffreys said.

On the subject of ETS, Jeffreys said that the research is incomplete and irrelevant to the questions being asked about the actual risk in public settings. He said that "the research EPA examined focused on nonsmoking spouses in the home...for that reason alone, the EPA report is irrelevant." Jeffreys added that based on the data, "I can't prove that ETS is not a risk of lung cancer, but EPA can't prove that it is." He concluded bx saying it would be irresponsible for Congress to regulate ETS based on the EPA report.

The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution also provided this report to EPA in response to EPA's request for comments on its cost/benefit analysis of H.R. 3434, Rep. Waxman's smoking ban legislation.

Additional copies of this "confidential" memo were recovered from various files:

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TICT0008136-8137.html

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIMN0044655-4656.html

http://tobaccodocuments.org/pm/2044266694-6696.html

When Epa Exaggerates Risks Date: 15 Sep 1994
Length: 3 pages
2044266694-2044266696

Author Jeffreys, K.
Named Person Jeffreys, K. Author (Organization) Journal of Commerce + Commercial
Type NEWS, NEWS ARTICLE

page 1 EDITORIAL/OPINION When EPA Exaggerates Risks By Kent Jeffreys Opinion polls consistently show that Americans...

page 3 risk by distracting Americans from true hazards. Kent Jeffreys is an adjunct scholar with the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution...

Koch Industries has had many environmental pollution fines, and criminal prosecutions. Elimination of Superfund has been a priority of Koch Family Foundations funding of compliant institutes.

http://tobaccodocuments.org/pm/2041128878-9002.html

Fyi Directors Edition Date: 01 Feb 1995
Length: 125 pages

page 21: "Republicans must aggressively counterattack

with an agenda that
achieves the same or better
environmental protection
without costing ]obs or limiting individual freedoms."

... "The Superfund reform bills in the last Congress fell woefully short of fixing the program's fundamental problems. Republicans should simply abolish Superfund outright and replace it with a revolving state loan fund, as proposed by analyst Kent Jeffreys.

Financed in part by a portion of Superfund's current taxes, this fund would provide loans to states and localities for local hazardous waste cleanups. The fund and the taxes should be phased out over a reasonable period: allowing time for the cleanup of the 10% of Superfund sites that pose actual risks. Expensive cleanups should be replaced by land use and deed restrictions along with the s'e'tection of the most cost-effective containment measures. Allowing the local community to decide how to spend funds to clean up Superfund sites would produce better results."

http://tobaccodocuments.org/pm/2040165575.html

Briefing on Sound Science and Environmental Policy Date: 02 Aug 1994
Length: 1 page

Author: Geren, P., Mica, J.

... The briefing will be conducted by Dr. S. Fred Singer, professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, and Mr. Kent Jeffreys, both of whom are senior fellows with the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution.

For more information, please contact KC McKee (5-5071), Sharon Pinkerton (5-4035) or Cesar Conda of Alexis de Tocqueville Institution.

http://tobaccodocuments.org/pm/2023585726-5727.html

CEI Science Policy Clips and Highlights (930100 - 940400) Date: 19930100/D
Length: 2 pages

Page 1:
Competitive Enterprise Institute

CEI Science Policy
Clips and Highlights

(January 1993 - April
)

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CEI Staff Mentions

7/18/93 Kent Jeffreys

quoted in the Albuquerque Sunday Journal about the American Lung Association's decision to sue EPA over particulate pollution.

From Co-conspirator Cato Institute website

http://www.cato.org/pubs/regulation/reg17n1-jeffreys.html
Cato Institute

Amending Superfund: Reform or Revanche?
Kent Jeffreys
Kent Jeffreys is an independent environmental writer and consultant.

The Clinton administration has now presented its long-promised Superfund reform proposals to Congress. A casual look at the Superfund Reform Act of 1994 ...

https://www.cato.org/pubs/regulation/regv17n1/reg17n1.html
Cato Institute

Volume 17, Number 1, Winter 1994 Features

* Amending Superfund
Kent Jeffreys

http://www.cato.org/research/nat-studies/Superfund.html
Cato Institute

Opinion and Commentary
"Amending Superfund: Reform or Revanche?," by Kent Jeffreys, Regulation 17:1, Winter 1994.

http://www.cato.org/environment/environ-law.html Cato Institute

"A Free-Market Environmental Vision," by Fred Smith and Kent Jeffreys, Market Liberalism: A Paradigm for the 21st Century, edited by Edward Crane and David Boaz (1993).

http://www.cato.org/pubs/chapters/marlib23.html
Cato Institute

Chapter 23.
A Free-Market Environmental Vision
By Fred L. Smith, Jr., and Kent Jeffreys

From Market Liberalism: A Paradigm for the 21st Century
Edited by Ed Crane and David Boaz

http://www.cato.org/pubs/regulation/reg17n1-taylor.html
Cato Institute

The Challenge of Sustainable Development
Jerry Taylor

Jerry Taylor is director of natural resource studies at the Cato Institute.

... Those lessons in the efficacy of private stewardship are certainly applicable toward the recent concern over dwindling stocks of ocean fisheries. As environmental analyst Kent Jeffreys pointed out in "Who Should Own the Ocean?" a paper published by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, ...

From Co-conspirator Competitive Enterprise Institute website

http://www.cei.org/gencon/025,01552.cfm
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Reinventing Superfund: The Clinton Reform Proposal and an Alternative
by Kent Jeffreys
June 1, 1994

http://www.cei.org/gencon/026,02259.cfm
Competitive Enterprise Institute

The True State Of The Planet Ten Of The World's Premier Environmental Researchers In A Major Challenge To The Environmental Movement
by Ronald Bailey January 1, 1995

Table of Contents

Chapter 1, by Nicholas Eberstadt
Population, Food, and Income: Global Trends in the Twentieth Century

Chapter 2, by Dennis Avery
Saving the Planet with Pesticides: Increasing Food Supplies While Preserving the Earth's Biodiversity

Chapter 3, by Robert C. Balling, Jr.
Global Warming: Messy Models, Decent Data, and Pointless Policy

Chapter 4, by Stephen Moore
The Coming Age of Abundance

Chapter 5, by Bruce N. Ames and Lois Swirsky Gold
The Causes and Prevention of Cancer: The Role of Environment

Chapter 6, by Roger A. Sedjo
Forests: Conflicting Signals

Chapter 7, by Stephen R. Edwards
Conserving Biodiversity: Resources for Our Future

Chapter 8, by Terry L. Anderson
Water Options for the Blue Planet

Chapter 9, by Kent Jeffreys
Rescuing the Oceans

Chapter 10, by Indur M. Goklany
Richer is Cleaner: Long Term Trends in Global Air Quality

http://www.cei.org/gencon/027,01523.cfm
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, House Committee on Science, Hearings on the Status of the Global Climate Change Negotiations
by Fred L. Smith, Jr.
November 6, 1997

... Former CEI environmental studies director Kent Jeffreys published a major monograph on the issue, titled "Why Worry About Global Warming," in February 1991. ...

http://www.cei.org/gencon/019,03110.cfm Competitive Enterprise Institute

Making the Polluters Pay
Adler Article In The Freeman
by Jonathan H. Adler
March 1, 1995

...The ACA has helped fishing clubs pursue injunctions against upstream pollution ever since. To date, the ACA has been involved in over 1,500 cases.9 ...

9. This history is recounted in Kent Jeffreys, Who Should Own the Ocean? (Washington, DC: Competitive Enterprise Institute, 1991), pp. 17-18

From Co-conspirator Heartland Institute website

http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=2173
Heartland Institute

Guide to Regulatory Reform: The Federalism Rule
Written By: Kent Jeffreys
Published In: Brief Analysis
Publication Date: January 1, 1995
Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis

http://www.heartland.org/pdf/23661d.pdf
Heartland Institute

Guide to Regulatory Reform: Takings
Written By: Kent Jeffreys
Published In: Brief Analysis
Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis

http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=5382
Heartland Institute

Progressive Environmentalism: Principles for Regulatory Reform

Written By: Kent Jeffreys
Published In: Policy Report (part 2)
Publication Date: June 1, 1995
Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis

http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=2731
Heartland Institute

Guide to Regulatory Reform: Cost-Benefit Analysis
Written By: Kent Jeffreys
Published In: NCPA Brief Analysis
Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis

From Co-conspirator Michael Fumento website

http://www.fumento.com/energytax.html
Michael Fumento website

What Will an Energy Tax Do?
Raise Prices and Slow Growth, but Little Else
By Michael Fumento

Investor's Business Daily, March 5, 1993

... "This hurts practically everybody," said Kent Jeffreys, environmental director for the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a Washington-based free-enterprise think tank. "The only bloc behind this tax is the environmental groups." ...

http://www.fumento.com/irishwake.html
Michael Fumento website

The Doom of Earth Day
By Michael Fumento

Investor's Business Daily, April 22, 1993

... "The trendlines in almost every single category have been positive, yet environmentalists consistently ignore them," said Kent Jeffreys of the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington. ...

http://www.fumento.com/remedSuperfund.html
By Michael Fumento

The Remediation of Superfund
Program Needs Way To Balance Costs, Benefits
By Michael Fumento

Investor's Business Daily, October 23, 1991

... Said Kent Jeffreys, an analyst with the Washington-based Competitive Enterprise Institute: "It's become a lawyer's welfare bill." ...

http://www.fumento.com/Superfund.html
By Michael Fumento

Superfund: Hazardous Waste?
It Has Spent Billions but Cleaned Just 63 Sites
By Michael Fumento

Investor's Business Daily, October 22, 1991

... Said Kent Jeffreys of the Competitive Enterprise Institute: "We believe that no one's health is being benefitted by Superfund. In 99 of 100 cases, we are supposedly talking about human health concerns, but the (Superfund) law is written so that it essentially calls for returning the environment to a pristine condition." ...

Co-conspirators from National Center for Policy Analysis

http://www.ncpa.org/studies/s194/jeffreys.html
National Center for Policy Analysis

Kent Jeffreys is a Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis. Mr. Jeffreys, who holds a J.D. from the University of Mississippi, is an expert in environmental issues including risk analysis, unfunded mandates, environmental racism, global warming and climate change, Superfund, wetlands, endangered species and property rights. Mr. Jeffreys also is the former Director of Environmental Studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a former Energy and Environmental Policy Analyst for the Heritage Foundation and a former Republican Study Committee Analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives. His television appearances have included MacNeil/Lehrer, C-Span and TechnoPolitics, and he has testified before Congress on numerous environmental issues.

http://www.ncpa.org/studies/s162/s162i.html
National Center for Policy Analysis

Environmental Task Force (undated)

* Bruce N. Ames, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of California at Berkeley
* Terry L. Anderson, Senior Associate, Political Economy Research Center
* Larry P. Arnn, President, Claremont Institute
* Barry Asmus, Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis
* John A. Baden, Chairman, Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment
* Mikhail S. Bernstam, Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institute
* Walter Block, Senior Research Fellow, Fraser Institute
* James Bovard, Associate Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
* Sam Brunelli, Executive Director, American Legislative Exchange Council
* Eamonn Butler, Director, Adam Smith Institute, London, England
* Alston Chase, Author: Playing God in Yellowstone
* Lucy Clark, Associate Director of the Judicial Studies Program, Manhattan Institute
* Kenneth Clarkson, Director, Law and Economics Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
* William J. Dennis, Jr., Senior Research Fellow, The NFIB Foundation
* Tom DiLorenzo, Director, Center for Economic Education University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
* Becky Norton Dunlop, Former Assistant Secretary of the Interior,
* Stephen Gold, Executive Director, Citizens for the Environment
* John C. Goodman, President, National Center for Policy Analysis
* Robert E. Gordon, Jr., Director, National Wilderness Institute
* William M. H. Hammett, President, Manhattan Institute
* Stephen H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics, The Johns Hopkins University
* Robert Hawkins, President, Institute for Contemporary Studies
* Edward L. Hudgins, Deputy Director, Economic Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation
* Sherwood Idso, Adjunct Professor of Botany & Geography, Arizona State University
* Kent Jeffreys, Environmental Policy Analyst, Competitive Enterprise Institute
* Bruce Johnson, Research Director, The Independent Institute
* Jo Kwong, Director of Public Affairs, Atlas Economic Research Foundation
* Kathy Kushner, Research Fellow, Hudson Institute
* Donald Leal, Research Associate, Political Economy Research Center
* Dwight Lee, Adjunct Professor, Center for the Study of American Business
* Greg Lindsay, Executive Director, Centre for Independent Studies, St. Leonards, Australia
* Madsen Pirie, President, Adam Smith Institute, London, England
* Virginia Postrel, Editor of Reason, Reason Foundation
* Lynn Scarlett, Vice President of Research Reason Foundation
* Jane S. Shaw, Senior Associate, Political Economy Research Center
* Randy T. Simmons, Director, Institute of Political Economy, Utah State University
* Julian L. Simon, Professor of Business Administration, University of Maryland
* S. Fred Singer, Director, Project on Science and Environmental Policy
* Fred L. Smith, President, Competitive Enterprise Institute
* Robert J. Smith, Director of Environmental Studies, Cato Institute
* Richard L. Stroup, Senior Associate, Political Economy Research Center
* Jerry Taylor, Legislative Director, American Legislative Exchange Council
* Norman Ture, President, Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
* Ronald Utt, Vice President, National Chamber Foundation
* Elizabeth Whelan, President, American Council of Science and Health
* Aaron Wildavsky, Professor of Political Science & Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley
* C. Edwin Baker, Senior Fellow for Environmental Policy, Independence Institute, Golden, Colorado
* Joseph L. Bast, President, Heartland Institute, Chicago, Illinois
* Clint Bolick, Director, Landmark Center for Civil Rights, Washington, D.C.
* John Carlson, President, Washington Institute for Policy Studies, Bellevue, Washington
* Robert Allan Cooke, Director, Institute for Business Ethics, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
* John W. Cooper, Executive Director, James Madison Institute, Tallahassee, Florida
* D. Allen Dalton, Director, Center for the Study of Market Alternatives, Caldwell, Idaho
* Mark Greenfield, Executive Director, Heartland Institute, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
* Michael S. Greve, Executive Director, Center for Individual Rights, Washington, D.C.
* Steve Hayward, Director, Golden State Center for Policy Studies, Claremont Institute, Sacramento, California
* John M. Hood, Publications and Research Director, John Locke Foundation, Raleigh, North Carolina
* Barbara Keating-Edh, President, Consumer Alert, Modesto, California
* Tex Lezar, President, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Dallas, Texas
* James H. Miller, President, Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
* Joseph A. Morris, President & General Counsel, Lincoln Legal Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
* William C. Myers, Executive Vice President, South Carolina Policy Council, Columbia, South Carolina
* Lawrence W. Reed, President, Mackinac Center, Midland, Michigan
* Scott J. Relan, President, Mississippi Center for Public Policy, Oxford, Mississippi
* Michael Sanera, President Barry, Goldwater Institute for Public Policy Research, Flagstaff, Arizona
* Thomas R. Saving, Director Center for Education and Research in Free Enterprise, College Station, Texas
* William C. Schilling, Executive Director, Wyoming Heritage Society, Casper, Wyoming
* Timothy Seibel, Director for Land Use and, Environmental Studies Claremont Institute, Montclair, California
* Joe M. Sloan, Jr., President, California Conservation Coalition, Whittier, California
* Fritz S. Steiger, Executive Vice President & CEO, Texas Public Policy Foundation, San Antonio, Texas
* Martin J. Summers, Research Associate Institute of Economic Affairs, London, England
* Judy Swafford, Director Southwest Policy Institute, Edmond, Oklahoma
* Robert Taylor, Fellow Institute for Humane Studies, Fairfax, Virginia
* David J. Theroux, President, The Independent Institute, Oakland, California
* Michael Warder, Executive Vice President, Rockford Institute, Rockford, Illinois
* William W. Weston, President, Foundation Francisco Marroquin, Stuart, Florida

From assorted websites

http://www.worldandi.com/specialreport/1989/june/Sa16171.htm

The 'Private' Approach Works

Article # : 16171

Section : CURRENT ISSUES Issue Date : 6 / 1989 2,528 Words
Author : Kent Jeffreys

http://www.libertyhaven.com/theoreticalorphilosophicalissues/libertarianism/buildingunlimited.shtml

"Building an Unlimited Future"
Barry Asmus

... But, as Competitive Enterprise Institute environmental director Kent Jeffreys has noted, by the time the facts are marshalled and accurately presented in rebuttal, government policy is already set, and the public is under bombardment by the next media campaign. ...


 
Michael Gough - Disinfopedia

http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Michael_Gough&oldid=35398
Michael Gough

(Revision as of 00:32, 28 May 2004)

Michael Gough was involved as "peer-review" for a deception piece crafted by the Tobacco Institute: SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION. He has since been identified as associated with the usual suspects of think tanks, and same-funders. He is a very activist collaborator in the modern disinformation scene.

Michael Gough co-authored a book with Steven J. Milloy, appropriately and ironically titled Silencing Science published by Cato Institute. Gough is listed as "hired gun" for trial testimony by Atlantic Legal Foundation, which is a Koch-Scaife-Coors-Bradley funded organ. [1] [2] Moore's activities are known to blow smoke at Dioxin dangers, and climate change worries in manners uncannily similar to his co-authors Michael Fumento, [3] and Steven J. Milloy, all of which hang their hats at the same set of institutes and front organs.

In one tract, THE FEAR PROFITEERS [4], Gough, Fumento, and Milloy were all included among the eight authors, tying them together in an undisputable package. [5] In the one-hand-washing-each-other theory, Fumento from Monsanto-funded Hudson Institute needs to whitewash Dioxin that Monsanto produced, and Gough slips into his white labcoat and helps his buddy.

The internet site, CFIS.org (Citizens for the Integrity of Science), is registered to Steve Milloy's home address in posh Potomac, MD, with Steve Milloy listed as the administrative contact. So who is actually paying for junkscience.com? We don't know, and Milloy has repeatedly refused to disclose his patrons.

CFIS does appear to have some sort of board, though we know of only two members, including Milloy. In a May 11,1999 Freedom of Information Act filed by Citizens for the Integrity of Science posted on the Junkscience web page, Steve Milloy listed himself and Michael Gough of the Competitive Enterprise Institute as "Directors" of Citizens for the Integrity of Science, with TASSC's old 1155 Connecticut address and contact info, which is also Milloy's current business address. [6]

Additional material added May 27th, 2004, needs some merge-editing by some volunteer with some time to spend...

Full and Sufficient evidence of Michael Gough's intimate connections to Philip Morris, Tobacco Institute, TASSC's Steven J. Milloy, tobacco-funded Cato Institute and a long-term campaign of use of dishonest scientific methods to aid corporate serial murderers,

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/PB000040.html

Regulatory Impact Analysis Project, Inc., "Choices In Risk Assessment: The Role of Science Policy in the Environmental Risk Management Process" Date: 1994
Length: 293 pages

page 7 "We would like to express our deep appreciation to ... Michael Gough, Ph.D. (Manager, Biological Applications Program, Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress) ..."

Steven J. Milloy, Project Manager
Pamela S. Aycock, Research Manager
Jason E. Johnston, Senior Research Associate
Regulatory Impact Analysis Project, Inc.
October 1994

A documented 1994 connection between Michael Gough and Steven J. Milloy is demonstrated by this Tobacco Institute document.
Copies of report can be ordered on Milloy's website:

http://www.junkscience.com/order.html, Choices in Risk Assessment: The Role of Science Policy in the Environmental Risk Management Process. Published in 1994 by the Regulatory Impact Analysis Project for the U.S. Department of Energy. 270 pages.

Michael Gough and Steven J. Milloy will go on to many collaboration projects in the decade following this first evidence of teamwork.
At this moment in history, 1994, Michael Gough has been publically playing the role of conspicuous loose-cannon scientist. In what must surely be a staged series of events, he writes a preposterous letter to a Philip Morris executive that is milked over and over in tobacco PR campaigns.

http://tobaccodocuments.org/pm/2500054230-4261.html

Environmental Tobacco Smoke Science or Social Policy? Date: 1992 (est.)
Length: 32 pages
Author:
Type: SPCH, SPEECH, PRESENTATION

page 29
In October 1990, I sent a copy of the Yale study to Michael Gough, Program Manager, Biological Application Program, in the Office of Technology Assessment of the Congress of the United States. The Yale study, you will recall, was the largest study on ETS ever conducted in the United States. And it reported no statistically significant increased risk due to ETS exposure in the home, workplace or in social .settings.

Here is Mr. Gough's response.

Dear Dr. Borelli:

Thank you for your earlier mailing of the Varela Ph.D thesis and your letter of October 3, 1990. Without careful reading of the thesis or careful attention to the ETS issue, I tend to agree with the thesis and the general conclusions of your letter. On the other hand, I probably profoundly disagree with any use that might be made of those conclusions by Philip Morris or any other tobacco company~ Anything that reduces smoking has substantial health benefits, and making smokers into pariahs, for whatever reasons, does just that.

I doubt that either of us benefits from my being on your mailing list. Please remove my name.

Sincerely,

Michael Gough


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As you can see he tends to agree with the findings of the study. He agrees with the science. He says the science is right. Then he says the science doesn't matter. He further says, for all intents and purposes that these data should be ignored because of the social agenda against smoking.

- SLIDE 32 -
AS a scientist, I find this kind of attitude to be most disturbing. Science is, after all, the pursuit of knowledge based on truth. Science is not meant to conform, regardless of fact or lack thereof, to the preconceived notions of individuals who have taken it upon themselves to validate a theory that is based on conjecture or the social whims or beliefs of specific groups of individuals. Science is meant to find the truth, and when it comes to ETS, scientific truth has fallen by the wayside.


But, in 1994, Michael Gough was meeting with tobacco company strategists and advising them on exploitable weaknesses for use in disinformation campaigns. So Michael Gough is not as privately anti-smoking as he makes out to be publically.

http://tobaccodocuments.org/pm/2025522931-2933.htm

Ashrae 52-89 Meeting in New Orleans Date: 23 Jan 1994
Length: 3 pages
Author: Mayada Logue
Author (Organization): PM, Philip Morris
Master ID: 2025522931/2939

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Michael Gough--quantitative risk assessment to become more ...... important in the fed. govt.

verify risk assessments--cannot because we depend on epidemiology--RISK ASSESSMENTS ARE ESTIMATES ONLY

Indoor radon and voc--unresolved and unresolvable --human evidence all the studies done permit two interpretations (radon) increased risk--not an increase--(doesn' t the SAME APPLY FOR ETS?)

epidemiology is a very crude tool to used to predict risk Jonathan Samet- agreed with Michael Gough that -epi is crude

Samet and Gough--low dose extrapolation not always appropriate

Also in 1994, busy covert tobacco operative, Michael Gough, is finding his way to lending "scientific credibility" to anti-EPA literature being generated by Tobacco Institute pawn Alexis de Tocqueville Institution in two hit pieces they issued by Kent Jeffreys and S. Fred Singer.

http://tobaccodocuments.org/lor/92756102-6120.html

the EPA and the Science of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Date: 1994 (est.)
Length: 19 pages
Author Jeffreys, K.; Singer, S.F.
Author (Organization) Alexis de Tocqueville Institution; University of Virginia
Characteristic DRFT, DRAFT
Type SCRT, SCIENTIFIC REPORT; FOOT, FOOTNOTE

Full text (2 fragments)
page 7 S. EPA, Report, at page 4-1. 10 See, for example, Michael Gough, "Reevaluating the Risks From Dioxin," Journal...

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TICT0008140-8209.html
Science, Economics, and Environmental Policy: a Critical Examination, 11 Aug 1994, 70 pages

Author Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
Type REPORT
Full text (6 fragments)

page 3 Economics University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Dr. Michael Darby Professor of Economics and Director J.M...
Lowder Eminent Scholar Auburn University Dr. Michael Gough Project Director Congressional Office of...
Professor of Economics University of Georgia Dr, Michael Marlow Professor of Economics Calilomia State...

page 16 EPA, Report, at page 4-1. 10. See, for example, Michael Gough, "Reevaluating the Risks From Dioxin," Journal of...
EPA, Report, at page 4-28. 13. See, for example, Michael Fumento, "Is EPA Blowing Its Own Smoke?" lnv~tor...
page 1-2, 1-3. 15. For a general discussion, see Michael Fumento, Science Under Siege, (William Morrow...

page 68 66 (1981), pp. 1193- 1308; see also, generally, Michael Gough, "Risk Assessment and the Misplaced Focus on...

The utter total moral corruption of S. Fred Singer and Kent Jeffreys is dealt with at length elsewhere in the Science, Economics, and Environmental Policy: a Critical Examination page.

Michael Gough's role was to appear to be tobacco-hostile to lend an air of "balance" to the peer-review panel. He is famous letter to Philip Morris already established his anti-smoking credentials. Alexis de SMOKEville Institution uses him to create an illusion of a vigilant watchdog wary of tobacco trickery defending the integrity of their reports. However, compliant Michael Gough has an inventory of quotes for all occasions that his future book co-author, Michael Fumento, uses freely to help establish the "science-support" for their tobacco-funded propaganda.

Is Epa Blowing Its Own Smoke? How Much Science Is Behind Its Tobacco Finding? Date: 28 Jan 1993
Length: 2 pages
Author: Fumento, M.

page 2 "You cannot run science with the government changing the rules all the time.,,
- Michael Gough

1993, going into the year that Alexis de SMOKEville Institution will use Michael Gough's quotes and person to boost their fraudulent science report, Science, Economics, and Environmental Policy: a Critical Examination, sees Michael Gough's crafty groundwork appearing in other similar propaganda pieces.

http://tobaccodocuments.org/pm/2028385413-5457.html

Do Rodent Studies Predict Human Cancers? Date: 1993 (est.)
Length: 45 pages
Author: Wildavsky, A.
Type: SCRT, REPORT, SCIENTIFIC

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The argument that if we don't regulate we'll count dead bodies is dead wrong. The predicted cancer rate at one in a million (one, even one in 100,000 or one in 10,000) is so low it will never be detected by epidemiology or any other method unless we know a lot more about the mechanism of cancer causation. By this time the reader should have smelled the rat in this argument. "The problem with . . . risk assessments.., based on animal tests," the Office of Technology Assessment's Michael Gough tells students, "is that their theories cannot be tested."47

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47Michael Gough, "Chemical Risk Assessment Is Not Science." p. 5. To appear in Chemistry, a publication for undergraduates of the American Chemical Society.

Page 30:
The chemicals regulated, as our Superfund study shows, are so small in amount and so far from people that they could hardly do much damage unless, through unknown mechanisms, very small exposures are doing significant harm. In a seminal study, Michael Gough showed that if everything EPA claimed for its regulation proved out, the most that could happen would amount to a one percent or smaller reduction in cancer rates.58

Page 45:
58Michael Gough. "How Much Cancer Can EPA Regulate Away?" Risk Analysis. Vol. I0, No. I (1990). pp. 1-6.


As early as 1991 we find Michael Gough appearing on a roster sponsored by Cato Institute, a place Michael Gough and Steven J. Milloy both call home in 2004.

http://tobaccodocuments.org/pm/2023585632-5635.html

Making Sense of Safety Date: 21 Mar 1991
Length: 4 pages
Author (Organization): Cato Inst

Page 1:
2nd Annual
Conference
March 21-22, 1991
Washington, D.C.

Page 2:
Thursday, March 21

State Salon, Sheraton Carlton

THE MEASUREMENT OF RISK
"Risk Assessment as a Tool for Decisionmaking: Is It Benign or Malignant?"
Richard B. Belzer, Office of Management and Budget
"Estimating Risks and Ignoring Killers"
Michael Gough, Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress
"New Directions for Chemical Risk Assessment"
John Graham, Harvard School of Public Health


Cato Institute, lavishly funded by Philip Morris for many years until very recently, has in turn funded Michael Gough and Steven J. Milloy over the years right up to 2004.

http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-366es.html

Cato Policy Analysis No. 366 February 2, 2000

The Case for Public Access to Federally Funded Research Data

by Michael Gough and Steven Milloy

Michael Gough is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. A biologist by training, he is the author of Dioxin, Agent Orange (1986) and a former staff member at the National Institutes of Health and the congressional Office of Technology Assessment. Steven Milloy>, also an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, is a lawyer and the publisher of the Junk Science Home Page, www.junkscience.com. He is the author of Science without Sense: The Risky Business of Public Health Research (1995).
http://www.cato.org/dailys/1-21-97.html

January 21, 1997
The EPA's Clean Air-ogance

by Steven J. Milloy and Michael Gough

Mr. Milloy is publisher of the Junk Science Home Page on the World Wide Web. Mr. Gough is director of science and risk studies at the Cato Institute.
http://www.cato.org/dispatch/03-21-00d.html

This is another case of government action having unintended consequences. In "The EPA's Clean Air-ogance," Steven J. Milloy and Michael Gough, commenting on air standards, show how "a close inspection of the EPA proposal shows that it lacks a sound basis in science."
http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/policyanalysis.html

366. The Case for Public Access to Federally Funded Research Data, by Michael Gough and Steven Milloy (February 2, 2000)
http://www.cato.org/dailys/daily-index1999.html

1. June 1, 1999: Saving Secret Science, by Steven Milloy and Michael Gough

http://www.cato.org/dailys/06-01-99b.html

June 1, 1999
Saving Secret Science

by Steven Milloy and Michael Gough

Steven Milloy and Michael Gough, coauthors of Silencing Science, are adjunct scholars at the Cato Institute.
https://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-263es.html

Cato Policy Analysis No. 263 November 12, 1996

EPA Cancer Risk Guidelines:
Guidance to Nowhere

by Michael Gough and Steven Milloy

Michael Gough is director of science and risk studies at the Cato Institute. Steven Milloy> is president of the Environmental Policy Analysis Network in Washington, D.C.
http://www.cato.org/new/catonew-01-99.html

... authors Steven Milloy and Michael Gough ... offering readers a "how-to" guide to silencing science. Tips from the authors, with supporting material drawn from real-life cases, cover such areas as banning science education, regulating science out of existence, putting the squeeze on federal or private funds, using intimidation and harassment, seizing researchers' tools, blackmail, playing the lawsuit card, using "the Oliver North Method" (obliterating the evidence), hiding data (refusing to share the data for others to review it), discrediting viewpoints and using the media to spread misinformation.

... Once groups pursuing a political agenda have successfully silenced science, they proceed to "fill the void" they've created. One popular technique for doing that, Gough and Milloy note, is to use "junk science," defined as "exaggerated or overinterpreted science used to advance some predetermined, often politically correct, politically desired, or financially lucrative conclusion." The authors add, "In the best light, junk science is poor science; in the worst light, it is fraud."
http://www.cato.org/dailys/2-13-98.html

February 13, 1998
An Empty Uniform

by Michael Gough And Steven Milloy

Mr. Gough is director of science and risk studies at the Cato Institute. Mr. Milloy is executive director of the Advancement of Sound Science Coalition
http://www.cato.org/new/catonew3.html

November 12, 1996

EPA cancer risk guidelines flawed, Cato study says
Proposed changes, based on bad science, are a risk to public health

"The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed revisions to its cancer risk assessment guidelines represent a setback for public health, science and the EPA cancer risk assessment process," says Michael Gough, director of science and risk studies at the Cato Institute, in a new Cato study, "EPA’s Cancer Risk Guidelines: Guidance to Nowhere."

Gough and co-author Steven Milloy, president of the Environmental Policy Analysis Network
http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-263.html

Cato Policy Analysis No. 263 November 12, 1996

EPA Cancer Risk Guidelines:
Guidance to Nowhere

by Michael Gough and Steven Milloy

Michael Gough is director of science and risk studies at the Cato Institute. Steven Milloy is president of the Environmental Policy Analysis Network in Washington, D.C.


Because Cato may "sanitize" it's website to hide the involvements someday, I list multiple pages, including some pages with links to those pages, so they might forget to clean up them all and leave scraps of evidence of the sanitization effort. There are always non-Cato pages summarizing the evidence, so these guys will never escape their sordid history.


http://www.prwatch.org/prwv6n4.pdf

The International Food Information Council (IFIC), an industry-funded group, was created in 1985 to "communicate science-based information on food safety and nutrition" to virtually any group it believes wields Right-wing policy factories are also stepping up their pro-biotech campaign. Earlier this year, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which has received money from the oil industry, Philip Morris, and from pharmaceutical and chemical companies, hired Michael Gough, PhD as its "biotechnology advocate" to "help advance the great promise of biotechnology in food production, medicine development and environmental protection." For Gough to even use the phrase "environmental protection" is an interesting exercise in hypocrisy, since he has spent much of his career denying that environmental problems even exist. Gough co-authored Silencing Science with internet "junkman" Steven Milloy> (see story on page 10 of this issue), and he frequently trashes health and environmental advocates on the op-ed pages of publications like the Washington Post, the Detroit News, the Wall Street Journal, the Journal of Commerce, and the Chicago Tribune. 4 PR Watch / Fourth Quarter, 1999, page 4

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http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/CarolASThompson/Sanders.htm

The Charles A. Sanders Page


http://tobaccodocuments.org/
http://tobaccodocuments/ctr/HK0484398-4405.html?start_page=2&end_page=2"

Tobacco Institute Newsletter, 1977 / tobacco document
Office of Technology Assessment

Sanders was on the OTA Health Program Advisory Committee. Stuart H. Altman of the Florence Heller School at Brandeis University was a fellow committee member. Lester Breslow was Chairman of the Advisory Panel on Efficacy and Safety, and Kenneth E. Warner was a member. Michael Gough of the National Institutes of Health assisted in the preparation of the report. (Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies," OTA, Sep. 1978.)


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http://www.pmdocs.com/getimg.asp?pgno=0&start=0&if=avpidx&bool=Person%3A%20Michael%20Gough&docid=2501361525&docnum=1&summary=0&sel1=

Image of Gough's famous letter to Philip Morris.

Final note by page author, May 27, 2004: there was a sales employee named "Michael Gough" mentioned in several Philip Morris documents -- he is not a Ph.D, not a "Dr.", and does not write reports on risks. Do not allow a minor confusion to spoil a well documented history and pattern of deception by the person of this article.

External links

* Bonner Cohen, et al., ed., "The Fear Profiteers: Do ‘Socially Responsible’ Businesses Sow Health Scares to Reap Monetary Rewards?", February 2002.


 
Science, economics, and environmental policy: a critical examination - Disinfopedia

Science, economics, and environmental policy: a critical examination

(Redirected from SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION)

Table of contents [showhide]
1 The Tobacco Documents online
2 Enter Koch
3 Robert D. Tollison, Richard Wagner, S. Fred Singer
4 Thomas Gale Moore
5 Michael Gough
6 Michael Darby
7 Robert Ekelund
8 Robert Ekelund and Mark Thornton, Auburn University
9 William Hazaltine
10 Richard Vedder
11 Dwight R. Lee
12 Kent Jeffreys
13 In Final Analysis
14 External Websites

The Tobacco Documents online
The TobaccoDocuments.org website contains extensive files on this deception piece issued by Alexis de Tocqueville Institution in the pay of the Tobacco Institute.

There are 308,060 in just one of the 50 databases online, the one dedicated to the Tobacco Institute records. Of these there are 355 hits in 23 documents for AdTI.

The author of this report was Kent Jeffreys. Senior Reviewer was listed as S. Fred Singer.

In another document in the collection, The EPA and the science of environmental tobacco smoke [1] Kent Jeffreys is listed on the title page as Adjunct Scholar, and S. Fred Singer is listed as Senior Fellow of Alexis de Tocqueville Institution.

In a confidential memo signed by the president of the Tobacco Institute, Samuel D. Chilcote, Jr., described how this secret tobacco-funded report was being used in legislative lobbying: "This morning Reps. Peter Geren (D-TX) and John Mica (R-FL) held a press conference announcing the release of a study by the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution that evaluates the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) scientific principles used to justify policy decisions. Geren and Mica were joined by Cesar Conda, executive director of the de Tocgueville Institution and coauthors Dr. S. Fred Singer and Kent Jeffreys." [2]

Chilcote goes on to elabote the public relations nature of the commisioned study: "Press coverage included States News Service, Stephens Publishing and Cable Congress. Several congressional staffers also attended, copies of the Geren/Mica "Dear Colleague" letter, press release and the study are enclosed." [3]

Constructed for a purpose, this report is part of a larger coordinated effort to blindside the EPA and obtain goals of the Tobacco Institute. A "panel of experts" was assembled to "peer-review" this report, which was majority loaded with persons with identified links to tobacco-funded institutes and think tanks, or share the same small set of funders known to finance the "usual suspects".

These are the persons listed in the forward matter to the report as Academic Advisory Board:

* Dr. Gary Anderson, Professor of Economics, California State University Northridge, Polytechnic University, San Luis
* Dr. Michael Marlow, Professor of Economics, California State
* Dr. Nancy Bord Visiting Scholar The Hoover Institution Stanford University
* Dr. Thomas Gale Moore Senior Fellow The Hoover Institution Stanford University
* Dr. Gordon L. Brady Associate Professor and Director Environmental Studies Sweet Briar College
* Dr. Malcomb Ross Research Mineralogist U.S. Geological Survey
* Dr. Jeffrey Clark Professor of Economics Environmental Sciences University of Tennessee Chattanoogna
* Dr. S. Fred Singer Professor Emeritus of University of Virginia and President Science and Environmental Policy Project
* Dr. Michael Darby Professor of Economics and Director John M. Olin Center for Policy Program University of California, Los Angeles
* Dr. Gerhard Stohrer Director of Chemical Risk Science and Environmental Policy Project and former Department Head Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
* Dr. Robert Ekelund Lowder Eminent Scholar Auburn University
* Dr. Mark Thorton Professor of Economics Auburn University
* Dr. Michael Gough Project Director Congressional Office of Technology Assessment
* Dr. Robert D. Tollison Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Director Center for the Study of Public Choice George Mason University
* Dr. William Hazeltine Environmental Consultant
* Dr. Thomas Hopkins Gosnell Professor of Economics Rochester Institute of Technolggy
* Dr. Richard Vedder Professor of Economics University of Ohio
* Dr. Dwight R. Lee Ramsey Professor of Economics University of Georgia
* Dr. Richard Wagner Professor of Economics and Chairman Department of Economics George Mason University

Ten of the 19 names have economics as their specialty, not medicine, in a report debunking environmental tobacco smoke conclusions of the EPA. That two of them come from Auburn University and two from George Mason University requires more investigation.

It would have been unseemly for S. Fred Singer to have listed his title of Senior Fellow of the publisher Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, so it is omitted.

Following the careers of the collaborators in this disinfo piece has turned up some facts. Evaluating these facts is another matter. Billionaires tend to have money to spend, and stocks in companies is a place to grow more money. While privacy laws keep the identities of stockholders hidden, especially if they are skilled in using holding companies they own to hold the stocks, there are a preponderance of coincidences which demands some theory about motivation.

Olin Foundation giving to name-bearing institutions is mere vanity, but Olin Foundation funds the "usual suspects", as does Koch Family Foundations and Scaife Foundations. Not only are there ideological reasons seen on the surface, but do not discount the awesome appetite these fellows have for amassing money for money's sake.

Since two of the names of this Academic group comes from George Mason University, it is worthwhile taking seriously Charles G. Koch's interest posted on his bio page on his website at Koch Industries:

Enter Koch
Mr. Koch is a director of Intrust Bank, N.A. His non-business activities include serving as chairman of the Institute for Humane Studies, the Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation and the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, on the board of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and as a member of the Mont Pelerin Society. [4]

S. Fred Singer also claims association with the Institute for Humane Studies, a Koch-funded entity located physically and economically at George Mason University, so this totals three parties to this report coming with Koch-funding to write this report.

The Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation made its only known direct contribution to this report's publisher, Alexis de Tocqueville Institution in 1997, too late to be connected to this report, but it does show ongoing connections.[5]

The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation has contributed $14,048,850 to George Mason University, [6] and there are many millions more traceable through his brother's David H Koch Charitable Foundation. [7]

In 1994, at the time of this report, none of the Koch Family Foundations were giving to the Institute for Humane Studies at the George Mason University, which is one of the places S. Fred Singer hangs his hat, and picks up some paychecks. At the time period in question Scaife Foundations was the primary giver: [8]

* 1-1-1994 40,000 GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT The Carthage Foundation
* 1-1-1993 40,000 GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT Sarah Scaife Foundation
* 1-1-1993 40,000 GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT The Carthage Foundation

Of course, we don't know that Singer ever saw one cent of that money, but we do know that both Koch and Scaife's wealth comes from oil companies, whom Singer has a long public career in serving.

The only theory that follows "Occum's Razor" is "one-hand-washes-the-other", otherwise known as "you-scratch-my-back-and-I-will-scratch-yours".

Charles G. Koch co-founded Cato Institute in 1977. Either he, or brother David have sat on the board ever since. Philip Morris made substantial financial contributions to Cato over the years, and usually until very recently, had an executive of the VP level sit on Cato's board of directors. Steven J. Milloy created the fraudulent front group The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition in 1993, extending the Whitecoats Project [9] of disinformation pioneered by big tobacco for decades. Milloy became an 'adjunk' fellow with Cato around this time period, although dates are secrative of Milloy's stealth behaviors on behalf of tobacco clients.

Robert D. Tollison, Richard Wagner, S. Fred Singer
Of the three persons from George Mason University on the Academic Advisors panel peer-reviewing this report, Robert D. Tollison name appears on 174 documents in the Tobacco Institute databases on TobaccoDocuments.org. Now, searching the database for Richard Wagner it is discovered that there are 408 documents with his name on 2 of the 50 databases on the website. Both of these ae economics professionals, not health or medical specialists, and they are as corrupt as S. Fred Singer has demonstrated to be.

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIMN0306089-6264.html
Tobacco Institute Database

Smoking and the State: Social Costs, Rent Seeking, and Public Policy Date: Jul 1989 (est.)
Length: 176 pages

Type: REPORT
Characteristic: CONFIDENTIAL
Author: Tollison, R.D.
Wagner, R.E.

Page 1:
Smoking and the State: Social Costs, Rent Seeking, and Public Policy

Robert D. Tolllson, George Mason University and Richard E. Wagner, Florida State University

Page 4: ...This manuscript was produced under a grant from The Tobacco Institute. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of The Institute.

http://tobaccodocuments.org/ti/TIMN0306040.html
Tobacco Institute Database

Biography Richard E. Wagner Date: 1988 (est.)
Length: 1 page

Type: REPORT
Characteristic: CONFIDENTIAL

BIOGRAPHY
RICHARD E. WAGNER

* 1979-81 Professor of Economics, Auburn University
* 1981- Professor of Economics, Florida State University

* Summer 1978' Visiting Fellow, Institute for Humane Studies

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND RELATED ACTIVITIES:

* 1978-79 Editor, Policy. Report (Cato Institute)
* 1984- Editorial Board, Cato Journal

Thomas Gale Moore
Thomas Gale Moore is listed as Adjunct Scholar for Cato Institute, [10] and currently is on the board of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He is also associated with the Independent Institute, and Hoover Institute. The tobacco links to Cato and C.E.I. are well documented, and do not need repetition -- just click the links provided. The Independent Institute is another Koch-funded organ using tabacco-techniques of the white lab coats to dissemble about global warming, of which Moore is an identified flack. Remember, Koch is an OIL company, even if they loan troops for tobacco battles. The evidence of this report is that Moore is corrupt, and was so on the day his name was listed on this report. Funders to Moore's various institutes include the "usual suspects" Olin-Bradley-Koch-Scaife, et al.

Michael Gough
Michael Gough co-authored a book with Steven J. Milloy, appropriately and ironically titled Silencing Science published by Cato Intstitute. Gough is listed as "hired gun" for trial testimony by Atlantic Legal Foundation, which is a Koch-Scaife-Coors-Bradley funded organ. [11] [12] Moore's activities are known to blow smoke at Dioxin dangers, and climate change worries in manners uncannily similar to his co-authors Michael Fumento, [13] and Steven J. Milloy, all of which hang their hats at the same set if institutes and front organs.

In one tract, THE FEAR PROFITEERS [14], Gough, Fumento, and Milloy were all included among the eight authors, tying them together in an undisputable package. In the hands-washing-each-other theory, Fumento from Monsanto-funded Hudson Institute needs to whitewash Dioxin that Monsanto produced, and Gough slips into his white labcoat and helps his buddy. [15]

Michael Darby
Michael Darby's position as Director John M. Olin Center for Policy was was still shiny and new when this title appeared on this rehearsed document; The John M. Olin Foundation had recently established this position, with a $50,000 infusion corresponding to the reports release date: [16]

* 1-1-1994 $50,000 Anderson Graduate School of Management. The public policy program of the John M. Olin Center for Policy John M. Olin Foundation, Inc.
* 1-1-1992 $175,000 Anderson Graduate School of Management. To establish the John M. Olin Center for Policy John M. Olin Foundation, Inc.

Michael Darby is an Adjunct Scholar with the American Enterprise Institute funded by the usual suspects. [17]

Robert Ekelund
"Advertising presents a difficult logical paradox to those who hold the view that there are differences between markets for legal products and markets for ideas. There is no validity to the notion that consumers can properly evaluate proposed national policies when selecting officeholders but are. somehow unable to choose between cans of beans or to decide whether to smoke cigarettes or not." [18] -- Ekelund

Consulting economists have identified an opportunity to present earmarking arguments during the Southwest Social Science Association meeting in Fort Worth, TX, early next year. Robert Ekelund will chair the session, "The Political Economy of Tax Earmarking." The papers, to be presented by Tollison, Wagner and Lee, will consist of chapters from the upcoming user fees/earmarking book. [19] - Tobacco Institute Confidential Memo online, page 20.

Two papers, one by Professor Boddewyn and another by Professors Ekelund and Jackson are now being printed in the British Journal of Addiction. The papers rebut a New Zealandstudy by Chettwynd et. al., alleging that advertising influence young people's smoking. Also to be included is an article by Glen Smith of the Children's Research Unit. The rebuttals will appear in the Fall issue, expected in December. [20] - Tobacco Institute Confidential Memo online, page 14.

Robert Ekelund and Mark Thornton, Auburn University
Punitive Taxes on Cigarettes Are Both Ineffective, Unfair
by Robert Ekelund and Mark Thornton. [21] News Op/Ed

Cigarette Tax Is Based on Shaky Numbers
by Robert Ekelund and Mark Thornton. [22] News Op/ed, 1993 before report.

William Hazaltine
According to William Campbell Douglass, M.D., an author, critic of conventional western medicine and self-described "alternative medicine pioneer": "One of America's greatest medical researchers, Dr. William Hazeltine, has found that small amounts of DDT actually lower the risk of leukemia and breast cancer in lab animals. (The animals appeared so much healthier, lab technicians started referring to this miracle compound as 'vitamin DDT.)"[23]

Richard Vedder
There are 45 documents in the Tobacco Institute documents online mentioning Richard Vedder, many of them are confidental reports listing him as a willing "hired gun" in academic white labcoat that will provide expert testimony.

Professor Richard Vedder (Ohio University) wrote an op-ed article on tax reform that appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer in April (newspaper in home district of Ways & Means Member Gradison). Copies were sent to Gradison and Ways & Means Member Pease. [24] Confidential report on allies, academics, in Ohio.

Dwight R. Lee
I appreciate the opportunity of appear here today. I appear on behalf of the Tobacco Institute. My name is Dwight R. Lee, and I currently hold the Ramsay Chair in Private Institutions in the Department of Economics at the University of Georgia. I have testified on public smoking issues in Nassau County, New York, and the State of Pennsylvania. My written testimony is too long to read, so with your permission, I should like to submit it for the record and to summarize my testimony in my remarks today. [25]

Kent Jeffreys
Kent Jeffreys is director of environmental studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C -- May 26, 1992, Cato Institute [26]

In an article mention on the Competitive Enterprise Institute Kent Jeffreys is identified with the Heritage Foundation in 1995. [27]

We find Jeffreys in a very short period of time holding prominent positions, being published by Cato Institute, Alexis de Tocqueville Institution as Adjunct Scholar, Competitive Enterprise Institute as Adjunct Scholar, and affiliated with Heritage Institute. Kent Jeffreys is a Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis in 2001. [28]

In Final Analysis
The report was crafted to deceive, the author makes the rounds of same-funded institutions and think tanks supported by the usual suspects foundations and ideologists. The majority of the "peer-reviewers" of this report were corrupt going in, and some may have been invited to test to see if they were corruptable to add to the legions of the fallen angels. A few of the masterminds are supremely corrupt to a pathological extent.

Several of the "peer-reviewers may have had little or no input, and were flattered to be allowed to rub elbows with so many "well-connected" academics. Whatever was the case, any uncorrupted individuals were massively outnumbered and powerless to alter the plan by the generals moving troops around to fight for the corporate right to serial murder for profit.

External Websites

* Kent Jeffreys and S. Fred Singer, "The EPA and the Science of Environmental Tobacco Smoke
* "The Usual Suspects: Industry Hacks Turn Fear on its Head", PR Watch, 3rd quarter 2000.
* Steven J. Milloy and Michael Gough, "The EPA's Clean Air-ogance

 
They know what de SMOKEville really is...

Authored by: LionKuntz on Friday, May 28 2004 @ 06:01 AM EDT
In 1994 Alexis de SMOKEville Institution did a pseudo-science report, lending
the name of a man long dead and unable to stop them from abusing his memory,
onto a hit piece to disable EPA regulation of second-hand tobacco smoke.

Please copy this article to news sites with reader-comments that are covering
this story. If 150,000 visit to Tannenbaum's site the weekend he posted his
comment is any indication, people want to know more about how to rebut this
corrupt Alexis de SMOKEville organization.

There is a well-document prior totally-corrupt report that illustrates the
villianous nature of AdTI. It was funded by the Tobacco Institute, and included
numerous "peer-reviewers" who were on the payroll of the Tobacco
Institute for years. It was designed to discredit, and cast suspicion on the
EPA, like the new report is designed to smear Linux and F/OSS.

http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=SCIENCE%2C_ECONOMICS%2C_AND_ENVIRON
MENTAL_POLICY:_A_CRITICAL_EXAMINATION

These are the persons listed in the forward matter to the report as Academic
Advisory Board:

* Dr. Gary Anderson, Professor of Economics, California State University
Northridge, Polytechnic University, San Luis
* Dr. Michael Marlow, Professor of Economics, California State
* Dr. Nancy Bord Visiting Scholar The Hoover Institution Stanford
University
* Dr. Thomas Gale Moore Senior Fellow The Hoover Institution Stanford
University
* Dr. Gordon L. Brady Associate Professor and Director Environmental Studies
Sweet Briar College
* Dr. Malcomb Ross Research Mineralogist U.S. Geological Survey
* Dr. Jeffrey Clark Professor of Economics Environmental Sciences University
of Tennessee Chattanoogna
* Dr. S. Fred Singer Professor Emeritus of University of Virginia and
President Science and Environmental Policy Project
* Dr. Michael Darby Professor of Economics and Director John M. Olin Center
for Policy Program University of California, Los Angeles
* Dr. Gerhard Stohrer Director of Chemical Risk Science and Environmental
Policy Project and former Department Head Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer
Research
* Dr. Robert Ekelund Lowder Eminent Scholar Auburn University
* Dr. Mark Thorton Professor of Economics Auburn University
* Dr. Michael Gough Project Director Congressional Office of Technology
Assessment
* Dr. Robert D. Tollison Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Director
Center for the Study of Public Choice George Mason University
* Dr. William Hazeltine Environmental Consultant
* Dr. Thomas Hopkins Gosnell Professor of Economics Rochester Institute of
Technolggy
* Dr. Richard Vedder Professor of Economics University of Ohio
* Dr. Dwight R. Lee Ramsey Professor of Economics University of Georgia
* Dr. Richard Wagner Professor of Economics and Chairman Department of
Economics George Mason University


Of this group we find some of the most corrupt people in science today: S. Fred
Singer, Robert Ekelund, Mark Thorton, Michael Gough, Richard Wagner, and of
course the main author himself. Kent Jeffreys. Each has a bio that goes into
more details. Because there is an incompetent editor who keeps sanitizing the
pages, you may have to look in the "Page History" for facts this
editor keeps censoring.

For example, Michael Gough is not a good-guy, white hat. But that would be the
impression you might get if you read this page

http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Michael_Gough

On the other hand, if you look in the "Page History" for older
versions, 00:32, 28 May 2004, you will find THIS page:

http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Michael_Gough&oldid=35398

So for any of these Alex de SMOKEville villians, look in the page history for
the dirt. for some reason, DISINFOpedia is disinforming readers and violating
their contract with contributors. They are helping AdTI to survive by polishing
AdTI's credibility and ring of contacts.

Unless there is a COST of AdTI's villiany, they will never stop until they run
out of corrupt industries to pay them.

People need to tell bob@disinfopedia.org to pick one side or the other, and
that's the side he will be stuck on. If he wants to censor the truth about AdTI
and let lies flow free, there is a COST for being on that side, just like there
are COSTS for being on the other side. Nobody gets a free pass.


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