CEI Injects Suppressed EPA Global Warming Report into White House Science Proceeding

You may have seen this late Friday - CEI's effort to submit the EPA's suppressed report on global warming back to a federal agency. As explained below, the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)is re-evaluating its recommendations for tax-funded ocean research (which includes some climate science issues). So, CEI submitted a public comment asking the agency to consider the EPA's recent report - suppressed by the EPA itself - saying the EPA should consider recent data on climate change before making federal policy on related issues. (Seems like this would be an obvious point, right?) We will be quite interested to see how the OSTP responds. Meanwhile, perhaps this is something you would like to cover and even ask the OSTP and EPA about? What do you think?

 

 

Requests OSTP to Do More Honest Job Than EPA In Assessing New Climate Research

Washington, D.C., July 17, 2009—.Will the federal government consider its own research on global warming as it doles out tax-funded research dollars? The Competitive Enterprise Institute today asked the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to do just that.

 

In a comment submitted today to the agency on its ocean research report, CEI Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis asks it to consider a study initially suppressed by the EPA. That study severely criticized EPA’s approach on global warming. One of the major conclusions of the suppressed report was the ocean cycles appear to be the single best explanation of global temperature variations.

 

“OSTP should be especially concerned about the possibility that other agencies and institutions may be so committed to certain points of view on these issues, that their procedures and assessments fail to fairly reflect new and contrary findings,” Lewis writes in the comments submitted to OSTP.

 

“In assessing these implications, OSTP should be especially concerned about the possibility that other agencies and institutions may be so committed to certain points of view on these issues, that their procedures and assessments fail to fairly reflect new and contrary findings,” said Lewis.

 

> Read CEI’s Comments on "Charting the Course for Ocean Science" submitted to the Office of Science and Technology Policy

> Find out more about the suppressed EPA report.

> Read more on global warming and energy policy at Globalwarming.org.