The Environmental Protection Agency is under attack from all sides yet again, this time for conducting dangerous and potentially even deadly experiments on unwitting human test subjects in what analysts say was a transparent bid to advance the Obama administration’s radical agenda by executive decree. The explosive findings, unveiled in a recently released internal EPA report, show that the increasingly out-of-control agency exposed vulnerable people to wildly high levels of possibly fatal pollutants without even warning them of the risks. The purpose: justifying more regulations.
According to an EPA inspector general report about the controversial experiments, the lawless agency, itself created by an unconstitutional executive order, conducted what critics and lawmakers say were deeply unethical tests from 2010 to 2011. Among the greatest concerns is the fact that the experiments were targeting elderly Americans and individuals with serious health problems such as asthma or heart issues. Children have also been subject to such tests, according to news reports.
Perhaps even more alarming, though, according to critics, is that the EPA conducted the controversial tests without even informing most of its human “guinea pigs” about the potential dangers, which the agency says can include cancer or even death. “Evidence suggests that at least some human study subjects would like to know if a study involves risk of death, even if the risk is very small,” notes the inspector general report about the controversial experiments, prompted by congressional requests to investigate.
The internal document claims the agency followed “applicable regulations,” overall, but failed to fully inform all its human subjects of the possible risks on most of its consent forms. In most cases, the EPA also downplayed the severity of the exposure to concentrated diesel fumes and other pollution it was plotting to test on its subjects in dangerous levels. The more than 80 participants were paid between $950 and $3,700 by taxpayers.