Monthly Archives: January 2007

Climate Science Watch testimony at House Oversight Hearing

Testimony of Rick Piltz, Director, Climate Science Watch, Government Accountability Project, Washington, DC, Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, Hearing on “Allegations of Political Interference With the Work of Government Climate Change Scientists.”  Text … Continue reading

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Investigation documents political interference with climate science communication

Atmosphere of Pressure, an investigative report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the Government Accountability Project (GAP) has uncovered new evidence of widespread political interference in federal climate science.

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CSW Director Rick Piltz will testify at House Oversight Committee hearing January 30

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on “Allegations of Political Interference With the Work of Government Climate Change Scientists” on Tuesday, January 30, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 2157, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, … Continue reading

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Senate Commerce Committee to hold hearing on Climate Change Research and Scientific Integrity

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold a hearing on Wednesday, February 7, on “Climate Change Research and Scientific Integrity.” 

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New House Science Oversight Subcommittee

A supporter of whistleblower protections will chair a new House Science and Technology Oversight Subcommittee that could focus on matters of science censorship.

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House Oversight Hearing Will Question Political Influence on Government Climate Scientists

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on January 30 regarding political interference in the work of government climate scientists. The Committee has requested that the White House Council on Environmental Quality provide detailed documentation … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil takes first steps to accept climate change science and cut funding of the denial machine

Exxon Mobil, beginning to reposition itself on climate change policy, acknowledged that climate science has identified risks that call for action and confirmed that it has stopped funding the Competitive Enterprise Institute and several other groups that have pushed global warming denialism.

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Premiering today at the Sundance Film Festival: “Everything’s Cool”

Everything’s Cool, a new documentary film featuring a number of "global warming messengers on a high-stakes quest," will have its world premiere screening on January 19 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

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House Oversight and Reform Committee may question individuals under oath during investigations

Environment & Energy Daily reports: “House Democrats have granted their lead oversight committee the right to privately question witnesses under oath during investigations, adding a powerful tool to a panel poised to dig into the Bush administration’s climate change policies.” … Continue reading

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Polar bear decision “a rare case of science actually triumphing over politics”

The Center for Biological Diversity, which brought the lawsuit that forced the Interior Department to make a decision under the Endangered Species Act about proposing to list the polar bear as threatened, says in an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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