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Your tax dollars in action:<br><br>
"A White House official who once led the oil industry's fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between such emissions and global warming, according to internal documents.<br><br>
"In handwritten notes on drafts of several reports issued in 2002 and 2003, the official, Philip A. Cooney, removed or adjusted descriptions of climate research that government scientists and their supervisors, including some senior Bush administration officials, had already approved. In many cases, the changes appeared in the final reports.<br><br>
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"Mr. Cooney is chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the office that helps devise and promote administration policies on environmental issues.<br><br>
"Before going to the White House in 2001, he was the "climate team leader" and a <b>lobbyist</b> at the <b>American Petroleum Institute</b>, the largest trade group representing the interests of the oil industry. A lawyer with a bachelor's degree in economics, he has <b>no scientific training</b>."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/08/politics/08climate.html?pagewanted=print" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/08/po...gewanted=print</a><br><br>
A former lobbyist for Big Oil censoring climate reports! These folks are as subtle as a flying mallet.
 

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Dubya Inc.'s house big oil lackey/censor quits:<br><br><b>Editor of Climate Reports Resigns</b><br><br>
"Philip A. Cooney, the chief of staff to President Bush’s Council on Environmental Quality, resigned yesterday, White House officials said.<br><br>
"Mr. Cooney’s resignation came two days after documents revealed that he had repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that cast doubt on the link between building greenhouse-gas emissions and rising temperatures.<br><br>
"Mr. Cooney has no scientific training. Dana Perino, a deputy White House press secretary, said Mr. Cooney “had long been considering his options following four years of service in the administration.” Ms. Perino said the decision was unrelated to revelations about the documents. Mr. Cooney did not return e-mails messages or phone messages left at his home."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/10/politics/11cooney.long.html?pagewanted=print" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/10/po...gewanted=print</a>
 

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Well, the words "pursuit of happiness" were written as "pursuit of wealth" in the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. So one can argue that screwing everyone over for a buck and being a Strict Constructionist are one and the same thing for some people.
 

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Well, c'mon, we couldn't really expect him to join up with the Sierra Club:<br><br><b>Ex-White House Official to Join Fuel Co.</b><br><br>
"A former White House official and one-time oil industry lobbyist whose editing of government reports on climate change prompted criticism from environmentalists will join Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil company said Tuesday.<br><br>
"The White House announced over the weekend that Philip Cooney, chief of staff of its Council on Environmental Quality, had resigned, calling it a long-planned departure. He had been head of the climate program at the American Petroleum Institute, the trade group for large oil companies.<br><br>
"Cooney will join Exxon Mobile in the fall, company spokesman Russ Roberts told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from its Dallas headquarters. He declined to described Cooney's job."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/14/AR2005061401341_pf.html" target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...401341_pf.html</a>
 

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Don't ya sometimes wanna go "nah nah nah we were right nah nah nah"??<br><br>
HHmmm...not very mature or productive but that global warming thing chaps my hide.
 
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