s skippy the bush kangaroo

skippy the bush kangaroo

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

cheating your way through policy making

if you don't like the results, change'm. truth be damned.

a white house official, who previously worked for the american petroleum institute, has repeatedly edited government climate reports in a way that downplays links between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, the new york times reported on wednesday. philip cooney, chief of staff for the white house council on environmental quality, made changes to descriptions of climate research that had already been approved by government scientists and their supervisors, the newspaper said, citing internal documents. - yahoo coverage / reuters / nytimes and government accountability project

in september 2003, joe lieberman was concerned about this -

in a letter to white house chief of staff andrew card, dated september 24, 2003, lieberman asked card “to clear the record once and for all by publicly disclosing all the white house contacts” in the last two years with the competitive enterprise institute, a conservative think tank, regarding global warming.

at issue are communications between philip cooney, chief of staff for the white house council on environmental quality, and myron ebell, director of the competitive enterprise institute’s global warming and environmental policy, as evidenced by a june 2003 email in which the cei director referred to a white house’s request that the think tank help “clean up this mess.”

“the mess” refers to the submission of the global warming report in may 2002 by the state department to the united nations, which embarrassed the administration because it found that increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are responsible for the warming of the earth. the bush administration, by contrast, has supported the unfettered use and production of fossil fuels regardless of environmental ramifications. - senate committee on homeland security and governmental affairs

and it comes to light that exxon decided the us wasn't interested in the kyoto treaty.
president's george bush's decision not to sign the united states up to the kyoto global warming treaty was partly a result of pressure from exxonmobil, the world's most powerful oil company, and other industries, according to us state department papers seen by the guardian

...in briefing papers given before meetings to the us under-secretary of state, paula dobriansky, between 2001 and 2004, the administration is found thanking exxon executives for the company's "active involvement" in helping to determine climate change policy, and also seeking its advice on what climate change policies the company might find acceptable. - the guardian

forget about "the culture of life"....this group is a poster child for "the culture of lies". time to send cheney down to gitmo to "question" him on who attended those "behind closed doors" energy policy meetings. what this is truly is treasonous.
posted by SantaBarbarian at 11:30 AM |


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