Cheney Wanted Cuts in Climate Testimony

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Washington (AP) A former EPA official says Vice President Cheney's office pushed for major deletions last October in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change.

Jason Burnett, who resigned last month as a senior adviser to the EPA administrator, says in a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer of California that Cheney's office worried that linking climate to public health problems might make it harder to avoid regulating
Greenhouse gases. The letter was obtained today by the Associated Press.

The White House deleted six of 14 pages of testimony the head of the centers for Disease Control was to give before Boxer'sCommittee. At the time, the White House said it made the cuts because science advisers questioned the science.

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