California Whistleblower Gets Fired For Exposing Fraudulent Environmental Science

California relies on fake environmental studies, and fired a whistle blower for calling them out.

One UCLA science researcher, a 34-year veteran of the school, found himself out of a job in 2011 after examining the data underlying diesel regulations proposed by a California regulator and exposing the shoddy credentials of a lead author of that regulator’s report.

James Enstrom secured victory in a two-and-a-half year legal battle against UCLA last week when the school agreed to settle the case.

The school is paying the “diesel particulate matter” expert $140,000, reinstating his title as “Retired Researcher,” and restoring his access to UCLA resources, “effectively” rescinding his termination, according to the American Center for Law & Justice, which represented Enstrom.

Enstrom had challenged the validity of a California Air Resources Board study on diesel particulate matter and mortality in the state and the regulations that followed. He denounced the research as a faulty reading of data.

UCLA retaliated against Enstrom after he “became an aggressive and lone critic at UCLA of air pollution research,” escalating in 2008 after he testified in California Senate hearings, according to a lawsuit filed by the center in 2012.

It accused the school of initiating “a series of actions designed to silence and ultimately terminate Dr. Enstrom.”

Enstrom exposed fraudulent behavior in the studies on which the board relied, including that of the lead author of a 2008 report. Hien Tran “admitted he purchased” a magna cum laude Ph.D. for $1,000 from a “diploma mill associated with a fugitive pedophile,” according to CalWatchdog.

It’s “the standard MO” of the regulatory board to use “unverified studies to gin up regulations” in the state, according to Lois Henry, a Bakersfield Californian columnist who covers California politics, in a column last month.

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16 Responses to California Whistleblower Gets Fired For Exposing Fraudulent Environmental Science

  1. Latitude says:

    ..and California rescinded it’s diesel regulations


  2. Wyguy says:

    OT, I see you made Ace of Spades again, well done Tony.

  3. Disillusioned says:

    It is our duty as skeptics/deniers/disrupters to practice T.H Huxley’s creed;

    “The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin.”

    h/t Tim Ball

    • Gail Combs says:

      If you want to blame something blame the sun.

      Transactions of the International Academy of Science H &E.
      Vol.3. 2007/2008, ISSN 2070-0334


      *Khain V.E., **Khalilov E.N.
      *Moscow State University named after M.V.Lomonosov,
      **International Academy of Science H&E (Austria, Innsbruck)

      It has been determined that in the period of solar activity increase (11-year cycles) there increase seismic and volcanic activities in the compression zone of Earth and at the same time there decreases the activity in the tension zones of Earth. On the basis of the discovered stable 11-year and 22-year cyclicalities in the seismic and volcanic activities and their high correlation with solar activity there has been made the long-term forecast until 2018. The next maximum of seismic and volcanic activity with very high amplitude for the compression zones of Earth is forecasted for the period 2012-2015.

      Click to access solar_and_earthquake.pdf

  4. kentclizbe says:


    Your headline is such a downer on this story–but this is actually great news!

    New headline:

    UCLA Forced to Reinstate Whistleblower–Pollution Research Scam Revealed–Govt. Regs Repealed

    It’s a victory for our side, brother!


  5. gator69 says:

    Read this earlier and placed it in my “Consensus” folder.

  6. caprizchka says:

    Reblogged this on caprizchka and commented:
    I like this guy. Here’s more on his story:

  7. tabnumlock says:

    Sad o see Swedes at the mercy of the Viet Cong in our own country.

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