“War on science” in the Obama admin?
Remember all the wild-eyed accusations against the Bush administration about their alleged “war on science”? CBS reports about a potential scandal involving Obama administration EPA officials allegedly suppressing a report “that was skeptical of claims about global warming, including whether carbon dioxide must be strictly regulated by the federal government, according to a series of newly disclosed e-mail messages.” Make sure to read the links at the CNET to get the gist of the report’s claims, and to read the EPA’s response.
John at Verum Serum makes an interesting point about when news about this story broke:
Yeah, I guess that would have been inconvenient, especially as the President was pushing through his Cap-and-Trade energy fiasco to reduce greenhouse gas emmissions this week.
Note that the CBS story was published Friday night at 11PM. The New York Times version — headlined in such a way that it fails to mention the suppression angle — was also published sometime Friday. Coincidence?