Looks like someone in Congress has finally gotten as annoyed as I am with the Bush Administration’s near-constant science manipulation and an investigation is being launched:
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two federal agencies are investigating whether the Bush administration tried to block government scientists from speaking freely about global warming and censor their research, a senator said Wednesday.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, (D-N.J.), said he was informed that the inspector generals for the Commerce Department and NASA had begun “co- ordinated, sweeping investigations of the Bush administration’s censorship and suppression” of federal research into global warming.
“These investigations are critical because the Republicans in Congress have ignored this serious problem,” Lautenberg said.
He said the investigations “will uncover internal documents and agency correspondence that may expose widespread misconduct.” He added, “Taxpayers do not fund scientific research so the Bush White House can alter it.”
About damned time. Don’t know anything will actually come of it, but hope springs eternal.