White House Deletes Climate Change Data From EPA Report

The White House has edited an upcoming EPA report, replacing references to the human impact on global warming with a study partly financed by the American Petroleum Institute.
June 20, 2003, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The editing eliminated references to many studies concluding that warming is at least partly caused by rising concentrations of smokestack and tail-pipe emissions and could threaten health and ecosystems.Among the deletions were conclusions about the likely human contribution to warming from a 2001 report on climate by the National Research Council that the White House had commissioned and that President Bush had endorsed in speeches that year. White House officials also deleted a reference to a 1999 study showing that global temperatures had risen sharply in the previous decade compared with the last 1,000 years. In its place, administration officials added a reference to a new study, partly financed by the American Petroleum Institute, questioning that conclusion."

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Published on Thursday, June 19, 2003 in The New York Times
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