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EPA DROE Email 6.18.03 (b)

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EPA DROE Email 6.18.03 (b)

  1. 1. I'43 ARMS ~~~Page I of 4 RECORD TYPE: FEDERAL (NOTES MAIL) CEQ I CREATOR:Dafla M. Perino ( CN=Dana N. Perino/OU=CEQ/O=EOP 2 3 18:50:33.00 CREATION DATE/TIME:18-JUN- 0O SUBJECT:: Re: ROE/INSIDE EPA article today I TO:Phil Cooney ( CN=Phil Cooney/OU=CEQ/O=EOP@EOP [CEQ READ: UNKNOWN TEXT: M. Perino/CEQ/EOP on 06/18/2003 …-----------Forwarded by - Dana -- - - - - - - - - - - - 06:49 PM Harrisofl.Lisa~epamail .epa.gov 06/18/2003 06:39:13 PM Record Type: Record TO: Doyle.Brendan~epamail.epa-gov at the bottom of this message cc: See the distribution list Subject: Re: RoE/INSIDE EPA article today who'd they call? not OPA, as we didn't return calls seeking comment? DO have a comment ... Brendan Doyle To: Jarrod Agen/DC/USEPA/US@EPA~ brw~iheleagv Suzanne 06/18/2003 05:38 Ackermafl/DC/USEPA/US@EPA, PM Diane Esanu, Lisa Harrison/DC/USEPA/US@EPA Sonia cc: Daiva Balkus/DC/USEPA/US@EPA, Altieri/DC/USEPA/US@EPA Subject: ROE/INSIDE EPA article today that was from the NACEPT's advice letter FYI.... .part of this story stems this week ... mentioned in OCEM's FR notice Brendan Doyle Staff Director, Outreach and Communications OEI/OPRO (2811R) US EPA 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 PHONE: 202/564-6935 FAX: 202/565-2441 e-mail: doyle.brefldan~epa.gov 8/15/2003 file:/ID:SEARCH_7_9_03_CEQ_1l43_fy5cbhOO3_ceq.txt
  2. 2. Page 2 of 4 on 06/18/2003 05:45 PM …w-- orwarded by Brendan Doyle/DC/USEPA/US Steve Young Heather To: Mike Flynn/DC/USEPA/US@EPA, Case/DC/USEPA/US@EPAt Steve 06/18/2003 05:37 Brendan Adams/DC/USEPA/US@EPA, Doyle/DC/USEPA/US@EPA PM ouet[ciae cc: douet "cia" Subject: FWD: On RoE: insideepa.ccm issue] on 06/18/2003 05:38 PM…--- orwarded by Steve young/DC/USEPA/US …r-- Emma To: Steve Young/DC/USEPA/US@EPA, McNamara/DC/USEPA cc: /US@EPA Subject: insideepa.com document 06/18/2003 04:39 PM 00 3 _omb epa_ 2 0 01.ask&docnum=6lS2 http: //insideepa.com/secure/docnum~asp?f Wednesday, June 18, 2003 Report After Fight From 'State of Environment' EPA Drops Climate Data With 0MB global warming to drop all data regarding EPA has apparently decided report after the agency and Environment" from an upcoming "State of the (0MB) sparred over how of Management and Budget the White House's Office report, which is slated for trends in the to portray climate change the report as one of officials have been touting release June 23. Agency Todd Whitman's final initiatives, Christine outgoing EPA Administrator of the Bush administration. laying out the accomplishments to remove the says EPA apparently decided But one environmentalist language during a after 0MB distorted the section on global warming better to EPA decided "it was probably review of the report, saying it say something distorted." remove it than to have 8/15/2003 gy~cbhOO3_ceq.txt file://D:SEARCH 7_9_03_CEQ_1143
  3. 3. 44 ?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -- comment. EPA did not return calls seeking Whitman to provide initiative championed by The report stems from an conditions, that will be released information on actual environmental the end of June. Sources have already at days before Whitman's departure Whitman's findings are uncertain given said that use of the report's departure. landmark document have said the report is a Sources tracking the issue to comprehensively the agency has attempted because it is the first time on indicators that provide information air.. develop a set of environmental media, including land, water and the state of various environmental how to describe had reportedly been debating This spring, EPA and OMB Sources said 0MB was in the report. trends in temperature changes showing climate change reluctant to have the agency include information represents a serious problem. by EPA's comments on the report prepared But now, according to draft and Technology for Environmental Policy National Advisory Council warming data. the agency has entirely eliminated the global not in (NACEPT), to global warming issue were "We were advised that data related why the report does to be prepared to address the report. EPA will need greenhouse gases, and other major change, not include global climate issues," the comments say. say. NACEPT to review, the comments EPA did not provide the report to from information prepared based on a briefing The NACEPT's comments were chief Kim Nelson. the anticipated they are not surprised by Environmental groups say about global administration's skepticism omission, given the Bush the Kyoto treaty. decision to withdraw from warming and controversial agency is still "pretty shocking" the But one source says it is that fails to discuss state of the environment releasing a report on the The source says it is part of "a the major issue of climate change. that i contrary to the pattern of supesig information actions are policy view" that major new administration's pre-determined warming. not needed to address global such reports on the environment, The source notes that previous federal Quality White House Council on Environmental "as a as reports released by the warming addressed the issue of global throughout the 1980s that of the environment." That history the state significant factor affecting out such discussion in its state of the leave makes EPA's decision to doctor and not having your environment report "kind of like going to the source says. blood pressur~e taken," the intended EPA must consider the report's A Meanwhile, the NACEPT says contain, and how to what it does and does not audience, how to portray releasing it to the public. act on the findings when intended audiences to clearly inform both the "At release, EPA will need and what it is the report was developed and the general public why the NACEPT says, the intended to convey," the NACEPT says. For instance, to convey agency such as "is the report intended report raises questions [and) is the report success of such policies 't, ~ policies or comment on the rvd rn of the environment or willi intended to be a 'snapshot' changed over time?" of the environment has data to show the health 8/15/2003 file://D:SEARCII_7_9_03_CEQ_1143_fjyScbhOO3_ceq.txt
  4. 4. Page 4 of 4 to to address how the report relates The NACEPT's comments also tell EPA the report is national in since state and local environmental programs, audience, EPA should scale. "To address localized concerns of the report information on state and local concurrently provide access to equivalent acknowledge international scales. Similarly, the report should environmental issues, such as climate changes and trans-boundary context for judging the health of pollution, to provide the appropriate the U.S. environment." information regarding why certain The NACEPT also says EPA must provide data were excluded. "EPA will need information was included while other for process used to select information to clearly describe the filtering EPA should explain which inclusion in the report." For instance., collected environmental indicators were excluded even though the agency and why they were excluded, which data for them, like global warming, because of data indicators the agency wanted to include but could not gaps, and how EPA will address data gaps. Date: June 18, 2003 .Inside Washington Publishers 6182003_omb Message Copied brown. michael~epamaJ~ epa. gov Balkus .Daiva~epamail .epa. gov esanu .diane~epamail .epa. gov Agen. Jarrodeepamail .epa. gov altieri .sonia~epamail.epa.gov Ackerman. Suzanne~epamail .epa. gov ceq.txt 8/15/2003 file://D:SEARCH_7_9_03_CEQ-1143- ~y~cbhOO3

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