Not enough answers from CARB’s Mary Nichols

Russ Steele

I have posted before about Rep Darrell Issa’s probe of CARB and is secret role in help set the new fuel standards HERE.

Now Representative Issa, House Oversight Committee Chairman, is intensifying his probe into the California Air Resources Board and it’s role in negotiations that led to the tough new federal fuel economy standards.

Issa initially asked CARB 17 questions, which Mary Nichols at CARB answered, however the information provided so far by the state agency had some serious holes. Details in a story by the Press-Enterprise:

Though she provided responses to 17 questions related to the negotiations, Issa wants more information, and his committee staffers are drafting another request to be delivered to the air board before the end of the year.

Moore said the panel wants details about reports that those involved in the talks were asked to put nothing in writing and leak no part of the discussions to the news media. In her initial response, Nichols said no written documents were created to her knowledge but that she knew of no direction from Obama administration officials to refrain from doing so.

Issa also wants answers on why Nichols didn’t provide any documents related to negotiations with the Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Moore said. Separate documentation shows that officials from the two agencies were involved in meetings on 116 occasions, Moore said.

It is getting tougher and tougher for CARB to lie it’s way out of the mess they have created, all to solve a non-existing problem.  When is it finally clear that humans have no control over the climate, or for that matter the weather, who will  hold these bureaucratic liars responsible for the damage they have done to our economy?


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

3 Responses to Not enough answers from CARB’s Mary Nichols

  1. gjrebane says:

    Not enough answers? On the contrary. Mary Nichols is providing just the right amount and kind of answers required to maintain her imperial and imperious bureaucracy. Snuffies like you and me can go suck an egg; she doesn’t have to answer no stinkin’ congressman.

  2. D. King says:

    From what I’ve seen, I would not want to face Issa.

  3. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    To answer your exit question – they just seem to fade away on a nice pension and annoy people from places like the NGO’s or something.

    When 4 yr olds are arrested for sholifting a candy you would think “Crimes against Humanity” would be good.

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