EPA Gave Convicted Climate Expert Salary Awards AFTER He Defrauded Agency
Jun 2, 2016 at 3:20 AM
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EPA Employee Scams $1 Million From Agency, Then Collects Awards

Judicial Watch Gets Records Of EPA Employee Who Scammed Agency

The senior Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official who scammed the agency out of nearly $1 million in pay without working got service and salary awards throughout his lengthy career as a climate policy expert, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. His name is John Beale and he’s on the verge of completing a 32-month prison sentence for defrauding the government by claiming, while employed at the EPA, to be a “secret agent” for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and going on long vacations that he said were CIA missions.

While he committed the fraud the EPA regularly rewarded him with “Special Act or Service Awards” that included cash and time off, the records obtained by JW reveal. From 1991 through 1998 Beale received thousands of dollars in bonuses for his performance as well as a “Time Off Award” in 1998, the records show. In 2001 he was rewarded yet again with a promotion to work at the White House as a “Senior Policy Advisor.” It’s not like Beale was a lowly employee at the EPA. He was a senior level official who actually worked in the agency’s most powerful office, Air and Radiation (OAR), under President Obama’s current EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy.

OAR is feared by American companies because it develops polices and regulations associated with climate change air pollution that can impose huge costs to both consumers and businesses. McCarthy headed OAR from 2008 to 2013 when Beale was a high-ranking senior policy adviser, which means the EPA Administrator directly managed him at the time. Beale also defrauded the agency by receiving unlawful reimbursements for upscale personal travel, claiming to be away working for the CIA for 2 ½ years while he collected EPA paychecks and continuing to collect his full government salary years after officially retiring from the agency.

A U.S. Senate investigation blasted McCarthy, his boss at the time at OAR, for not taking action for months after learning that Beale committed fraud. “On March 29, 2012, an OAR official raised concerns about Beale’s retirement when he informed McCarthy that Beale was still on payroll,” the Senate report states. “Despite being aware of the fact that one of her subordinates was collecting a paycheck without providing any work product, this arrangement continued for seven more months before McCarthy ever contacted Beale.”

In December 2012, McCarthy met with Beale for the first time in nearly 15 months and he told her he was no longer planning to retire. Beale wasn’t reported to the EPA Inspector General for another two months and, though McCarthy had cause to fire him, she let him retire voluntarily with full benefits. Remember, this is the woman who runs the agency now.

On August 23, 2013, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed criminal charges against Beale and a year later he was convicted of fraud and stealing $900,000 from the government. He’s on the verge of completing a 32-month sentence in a federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland. The Senate investigation determined that his actions, not only disgraced the agency, but also raised questions about its management and oversight abilities. In fact, despite Beale’s decades-long history of fraud and deceit many of his EPA colleagues refuse to view him as a criminal and even submitted letters to the court requesting leniency during his sentencing. “These officials’ reaction to the scandal suggests that an individual can steal a million dollars from taxpayers and perpetrate a crime for nearly two decades, but still be considered — by some — as an environmental legend,” the Senate report states.


AWEA 'fact checks' Donald Trump 

During a November 2015 campaign stop in Newton, Iowa, the home of blade supplier TPI Composites, Trump said, “It needs subsidy; otherwise, they’re not going to get built.”

During his North Dakota stop, Trump continued his view on incentives: “You need massive subsidies for wind … The government should not pick winners and losers.”

Pat Wood, III

Photo: Patrick Wood III

Note: Barb and I have repeatedly written about Patrick Wood III (TPI Composites et.al.). 

I should have also named him in this article.

Disclosure: I was a member of AWEA years ago. john.


TPI Composites Wind Turbine Blades Constantly Failing.


In the operational environment, the blades designed and built by Sandia Labs and TPI Composites (the blade manufacturer) were continually breaking (Fig. 1). The blade failures were costing Sandia and TPI valuable time, costs and resources to continually replace broken blades without understanding the root cause of the problem inherent to composite materials.


TPI Composites Director is Director of First Wind, Patrick Wood III. 

 “After all, TPI Composites has also received accolades from Barney Frank, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and President Obama. Iowa companies have received more than $160 million in Department of Energy stimulus grants. How unfortunate that some Republican contenders chose to endorse more of the same instead of taking the opportunity to explainthe senselessness of such a system.  One would think that the Iowa Straw Poll would have been the optimal event to explain the free market perspective rather than acquiesce to the demands for more corporate welfare…”

TPI Composites testified in front of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Stimulus benefits, March 27, 2012.

But, TPI didn't mention their Turkish plans announced on March 21, 2012

"TPI Composites, Inc and ALKE INSAAT have formed a joint venture company in Izmir, Turkey to manufacture large composite wind turbine blades."

TPI Composites Statement on Award of More than $9 million in Recovery Act Manufacturing Tax Credits from the Obama Administration, (read by TPI link below. 

Mass Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has awarded TPI a $250, 000 grant.

More on TPI Composites


Full Report: True Cost of Wind  Must Read pdf.

This report was completed in 2015 and analyzes the true cost of wind including subsidies etc.

Obama’s Green Unicorn



Barclays Gets Caught Manipulating the US Electricity Market

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Downgrades US Electricity Markets


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Solar City to get $485 million for NY plant amid federal questions

DOE pulls $40m from Dominion's offshore wind project 

Wind farm deal collapses after subsidy u-turn

DONG Energy announces Ocean Wind

Iberdrola Renewables Disputes FERC Ruling On Energy Crisis Suppy Contract 

Metal Shavings shuts turbines down 

Navy, USAF voice concerns about turbines

Fishing Vessel hits offshore wind turbine, 2 injured 

Wind tower accident blocks Rt. 201

Misery Wind Project will not be affected by zoning change

Disclosure: This was within my service area/jurisdiction when I served as fire chief/town forest fire warden. 


From last week:

Climate Alarmist Admits The REAL Motive Behind Global Warming Scare Tactics



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