Tuesday 20 March 2007 - Filed under Climate Change
A House committee released documents Monday that showed hundreds of instances in which a White House official who was previously an oil industry lobbyist edited government climate reports to play up uncertainty of a human role in global warming or play down evidence of such a role.
Before joining the White House, he was the “climate team leader” for the American Petroleum Institute, the main industry lobby.
He was hired by Exxon Mobil after resigning in 2005 following reports on the editing in The New York Times. The White House said his resignation was not related to the disclosures.
Raise your hand if you are cool with an ex- and now current oil industry lobbyists rewriting scientific reports to “play up uncertainty” in global climate change.
Your tax dollars at work.
2007-03-20 » lolife