Disgraced Scientist Ann Maest Withdraws from EPA Panel


The following is a guest post by Beth Shaw.


With signs declaring the American worker is the real endangered species, Colorado’s Americans for Prosperity showed up to protest the EPA Hard Rock Mining conference in Denver. After pressure from sources like Resourceful Earth News and others, disgraced scientist Ann Maest withdrew from the conference panel. Read more about it below and see related photos and a video.

Last month we reported that Dr. Ann Maest was scheduled to be a part of the EPA’s Hard Rock mining conference in Denver, Colorado. The problem is that Dr. Maest had been caught fabricating data to support her environmental activist point of view. Very naughty not to mention unprofessional.

Dr. Maest was replaced on the conference panel after an email campaign and pressure from Resourceful Earth and others.

Unfortunately Stratus, the group she represents, was not replaced. Instead, Stratus replaced Dr. Maest with a less well-known and less controversial representative. Naturally, this implies that the EPA is still embracing questionable, agenda-driven scientific ‘findings’ that support the Obama Administrations apparent attempts to over-regulate the mining industry out of business and Americans out of jobs.

“Ann Maest and Stratus Consulting are poster children for the kind of questionable, agenda-driven ‘science’ that federal regulators and their green allies outside government use to block energy production, increase consumer costs, kill jobs and smother the American economy in unnecessary red tape,” said AFP-CO State Director Jeff Crank. “We hope this Give Red Tape a Rest Rally will remind the rogue regulators at EPA, and their masters in the White House, that the American people are losing patience with, and just can’t afford, this regulate-everything, costs-be-damned attitude at EPA.”

The Americans for Prosperity-Colorado held a protest rally called ‘Give Red Tape a Rest’! The protest was a success with over 100 protesters who received support from on-lookers. Even while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works behind the scenes with regulations to attempt to stop America’s energy independence, the average American wants American oil and coal along with the jobs retrieving those resources supplies!

We are pleased with the success we’ve had with having Dr. Ann Maest exposed as a fraud, but there is more work to do. We will continue working to expose the EPA’s over-regulation practices and the Obama Administrations attempts to demonize and stymie American energy independence!

Beth Shaw
Resourceful Earth News