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BTL:Portions of EPA Report on Global Warming Deleted by... (english)
28 Jun 2003
Modified: 07:32:58 AM
...Bush Administration 'Spin Doctors'. Interview with Kert Davies, research director with Greenpeace USA, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Portions of EPA Report on Global Warming Deleted by Bush Administration 'Spin Doctors'

Interview with Kert Davies, research director with Greenpeace USA, conducted by Scott Harris

A recently released report from the Environmental Protection Agency was the subject of much scrutiny after press reports disclosed that, under White House pressure, the agency had deleted important information on global warming. The EPA's state of the world's environment report had originally included references to several studies which concluded that global warming, in part, is produced by pollution emitted from factories and power plants. Before the White House changes, the report had also included documentation on how global temperatures had dramatically increased over the past decade, in contrast to climate change over the previous 1,000 years. Bush administration officials, however, attempted to replace this section of the EPA report with portions of a study partly financed by the American Petroleum Institute, which raised doubts about the origin of climate change.

EPA administrator Christy Todd Whitman, who has resigned her position effective June 27, denied that the editing process had compromised the integrity of the report. But former and current agency staff have complained that changes demanded by the White House undermined the credibility of the EPA to accurately report on existing scientific research.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Kert Davies, research director with Greenpeace USA, who takes a critical look at this episode indicating that a conflict of interest between the Bush administration's political supporters in energy production companies and the public interest was the origin of these actions taken to manipulate a government report.

Contact Greenpeace by calling (202) 462-1177 or visit their website at: www.greenpeaceusa.org

Related links

"EPA Issues Environmental Overview: Critics Describe Report As Overly Politicized," by Guy Gugliotta, Washington Post, June 24, 2003
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Thanks...Ms. Whitman... (english)
28 Jun 2003
Dear Christy Whitman,
Thank you for ignoring the Koyoto Treaty. You just pushed the global warming of our planet up by a few decades.
Thanks for ignoring lead and other poisons in our drinking water.
And the gas guzzling SUV's? Thanks again!
You and your buddy, Dubya? You both deserve a jail sentence for destroying our planet.
Have a good day!
Bitch!