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Lying US Climate Change Expert John C. Beale Travelled Everywhere By Plane And Taxi

by | 17th, December 2013

john c. Beale Lying US Climate Change Expert John C. Beale Travelled Everywhere By Plane And Taxi

JOHN C. Beale works at the US Environmental Protection Agency. He is the EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change. Chances are that he’s heading to prison. Why? Well, as NBC says, for at least 30 months he claimed to be “a CIA spy working in Pakistan so he could avoid doing his real job”.

John C. Beale, who pled guilty in September to bilking the government out of nearly $1 million in salary and other benefits over a decade, will be sentenced in a Washington, D.C., federal court on Wednesday. In a newly filed sentencing memo, prosecutors said that his lies were a “crime of massive proportion” that were “offensive” to those who actually do dangerous work for the CIA. Beale’s lawyer, while acknowledging his guilt, has asked for leniency and offered a psychological explanation for the climate expert’s bizarre tales.

So-called climate sceptics should enjoy that phrase.

But how did he get away with it for over two years?

Two new reports by the EPA inspector general’s office conclude that top officials at the agency “enabled” Beale by failing to verify any of his phony cover stories about CIA work, and failing to check on hundreds of thousands of dollars paid him in undeserved bonuses and travel expenses — including first-class trips to London where he stayed at five-star hotels and racked up thousands in bills for limos and taxis.

But the EPA tells us:

Today, more than ever, consumers have the ability — and the interest — to invest in clean energy. Clean energy includes energy efficiency and clean energy supply options like highly efficient combined heat and power as well as renewable energy sources.

And:

EPA is evaluating the impact of lead emissions from aircraft using leaded aviation gasoline on public health and welfare. In 2006, Friends of the Earth petitioned EPA, requesting that the Administrator find that aircraft lead emissions cause or contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare, and that EPA regulate those emissions.

And:

Today, more than ever, consumers have the ability — and the interest — to invest in clean energy. Clean energy includes energy efficiency and clean energy supply options like highly efficient combined heat and power as well as renewable energy sources.

How did he get away with it?

According to his lawyer’s filing, he didn’t have malaria and never served in Vietnam. He told the story to EPA officials so he could get special handicap parking at a garage near EPA headquarters.

And when not in his car:

Beale took 33 airplane trips between 2003 and 2011, costing the government $266,190. On 70 percent of those, he travelled first class and stayed at high end hotels… Top EPA officials, including McCarthy, attended a September 2011 retirement party for Beale and two colleagues aboard a Potomac yacht.

Looks like the only thing the EPA boss was economical with was the truth…



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