From the Annals of What the Fuck Are You Thinking: The CEO of Murray Energy, one of the largest coal producers in the country, is planning to sue the EPA on the grounds that they’ve been lying about global warming. Because the earth is really getting cooler. Seriously.
The owner of the largest independent coal producer in the U.S. is threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over its new regulations on carbon emissions from existing coal plants, saying the agency has been lying about the existence of global warming, and that the earth is actually getting colder.
In an extended profile published last month, Murray Energy Corp. founder Robert Murray told WV Executive that the EPA’s claims that climate change exists violates the federal Data Quality Act, which requires agencies to rely on quality, objective information to inform its decisions.
“Under the act, they are obligated to tell the truth, and they are not telling the truth about global warming,” Murray reportedly said. “They are not telling hardly any truth about the science. The earth has actually cooled over the last 17 years, so under the Data Quality Act, they’ve actually been lying about so-called global warming.”
Murray added, “This lawsuit will force them to not just take data from the environmentalists and publish it, as they have been doing, but to review that data and make sure it’s accurate.”…
A spokesperson for Murray Energy confirmed to ThinkProgress on Tuesday that Murray does believe the earth is cooling, and that the company is planning sue the EPA over its statements.
Yeah, good luck with that one. You might want to look up the phrase “Daubert challenge.”