John Beale was once the top climate expert at the Environmental Protection Agency, and the EPA’s highest-paid employee. Now he’s going to jail, sentenced today to 32 months in prison for bilking taxpayers out of over $1 million in salary by not showing up for work because he claimed to be doing undercover work for the CIA.
A story in the Financial Times by Brianna Ehley gives more details about John Beale’s work at the EPA. He worked in the Office of Radiation and Safety — the group that is proposing rules declaring carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels is a dangerous air pollutant. Present Administer of the EPA Gina McCarthy was John Beale’s supervisor as head of the Office of Radiation and Safety until his retirement April 2013.
Keep this background information about Beale in mind to help judge the credibility of EPA’s absurd rules stating life-supporting carbon dioxide (called carbon pollution) is a dangerous air pollutant.