Councilman Fagan Considers Chemtrails Environmental Protection Agency Says Contrails Are Natural Result of Combustion

By Hill, Kip | The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), July 19, 2017 | Go to article overview

Councilman Fagan Considers Chemtrails Environmental Protection Agency Says Contrails Are Natural Result of Combustion


Hill, Kip, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)


A day after voting against an environmental policy he called fueled by alarmists, City Councilman Mike Fagan said Tuesday he wasn't sure whether hazardous chemicals were being released by aircraft into the stratosphere.

"By virtue of the fact that it is being openly discussed in certain circles, I think there may be some merit to it," Fagan said Tuesday.

The council's lone consistently conservative voice, who has drawn criticism in the past for skepticism of vaccination science, clarified comments he made before Monday night's vote in an interview Tuesday. In the statement Monday night, Fagan indicated some adherence to a theory that has been deemed conspiratorial by academics and explained by scientific agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, as a byproduct of jet engine combustion.

"Could it be, that the U.S. government, as well as multinational corporations, engage in SRM, or solar radiation management," Fagan said before his vote. "We already heard a little bit, you know, about, what are we spraying in the sky?"

Fagan said Tuesday he was referring specifically to processes, like the one China employed prior to the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, to attempt to control the weather through the release of chemicals. Cottage industries have popped up in the United States claiming to alter the climate through similar processes to guarantee a dry wedding day, though their effectiveness has been doubted by climate scientists. But Fagan would also not dismiss the possibility some chemicals are being released secretly, though he said he had "no reason to believe any of this emanates from" Fairchild Air Force Base.

"What I would like to do is issue a challenge to the citizens out there, if they see an airplane in high atmosphere, watch the airplane's activities for a while," Fagan said. …

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