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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

NASA Inspector General's Office Reports on Politicizing of Climate Change at Agency: Verifies That Incidents Occurred and Were "Inconsistent" With Law

The Inspector General's office charged with investigating whether political appointees at NASA colored press releases and other publications about climate change coming out of the agency has concluded that "that such activities occurred and were “inconsistent” with the law that established the space program 50 years ago," according to an article in today's New York Times. The report released by the Inspector General also concludes that whatever activities occurred were confined to these appointees; officials higher up in the Bush administration do not seem to have been involved.

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