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Environment

More Bush Admin Heavy-Handedness on Global Warming and Scientist Communication

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyMarch 8, 2007 6:36 PM

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Andrew Revkin has the latest story:

The sample memorandums, described as to be used in writing travel requests, indicate that the employee seeking permission to travel "understands the administration's position on climate change, polar bears, and sea ice and will not be speaking on or responding to these issues."

Apparently these memos, to scientists in the Alaskan division of the Fish and Wildlife Service, are only about a week old. In other words, despite two congressional hearings already to investigate political interferences with the communication of science relating to climate change, the same kind of heavy-handed restrictions are still being placed upon some government scientists. Time for another hearing...

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