Saturday, June 11, 2005

Oil Lobbyist Quits as White House Environmental Advisor

The oil industry lobbyist who edited government reports to weaken or remove language linking greenhouse gas emissions and global warming has resigned:
Philip A. Cooney, the chief of staff to President Bush’s Council on Environmental Quality, resigned yesterday, White House officials said.
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.
Mr. Cooney has no scientific training.
Before becoming an environmental advisor in the White House, Cooney was a lawyer for the American Petroluem Institute.


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