Bush Aide Waters Down Global Warming Reports

Philip Cooney, chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality and former lawyer who once led American Petroleum Institute's fight against greenhouse gas limits, edited reports to cast doubt on cause of global warming.

Published: 11-Jun-2005


WASHINGTON (CP) - The White House is fending off attacks that an official watered down reports on global warming just as British Prime Minister Tony Blair is trying to muster world support for a new push to fight climate change.

It's not the first time the U.S. administration has been charged with politicizing science and it hit a nerve with environmentalists who've long argued there's too much industry influence on American policy when it comes to greenhouse gas restrictions.

A story published in the New York Times on Wednesday revealed repeated changes to descriptions of climate research that had already been approved by government scientists and their supervisors.


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