EPA: Gleick Who?

Russ Steele

The EPA gave the Pacific Institute, Peter Gleick’s environmental sand box over $468,000 in grants.

 $25,000 to evaluate indoor air interventions to reduce diesel particulate matter in West Oakland, Ca.

$100,000 for “The identified issue for this project is exposure to diesel emissions and other environmental hazards associated with inappropriate land use within West Oakland.”

$223,675 to “make use of a broad-based multi-stake-holder group (i.e. the West Oakland Toxic Reduction Collaborative) to assess conditions, develop solutions and support and leverage their implementation as related to environmental and public health burdens from air and other toxics.

$120,000 for “This amendment extends the project and budget ending dates from August 31, 2003 to December 31, 2003. There is no change in the approved EPA funding amount of $50,000 for your diesel truck emission reduction initiative. The conditions numbered 1 through 7 in the award remain in full force and effect.”

You would think that the EPA should be proud of this relationship with one of California’s leading environmentalist gadflies, but I guess not. They have wiped all evidence of the Pacific Institute grants off their web page.

A list of EPA’s grants to nonprofits that omits mention of Gleick’s Pacific Institute.


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.

5 Responses to EPA: Gleick Who?

  1. gjrebane says:

    The sleaze in the progressive wing of the environmental movement just continues to ooze. And Gleick’s efforts were particularly offensive since they sought to silence Heartland Institute, a leading conservative think tank that has also been exposing the weak science and shenanigans of the IPCC. I have more of that tonight on KVMR and RR. Keep up the great work Russ.

  2. stevefrisch says:

    Just an FYI…the full name of the Pacific Institute is the “Pacific Institute for the Study in Development, Environment and Security” and many of these records exist in the database under that name…although I must admit the data in the records is incomplete.

  3. D. King says:

    Bad timing for Dr. Gleick.
    New California law makes it illegal to cyber impersonate someone.


    Here is his stupid attempt to cyber impersonate and hide who his is.

    Don’t delete my other (real) email address…LOL!


  4. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    looks like alot of wasted money if you ask me

  5. Russ says:

    George Rebane at Ruminations has some thoughts on Gleick and Heartland epic.

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