Senator Inhofe calls for Inquiry into Suppressed EPA Climate Report
Republican Senator James Inhofe has ordered an investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s alleged suppression of a report that questioned the science behind global warming.
The 98-page report, co-authored by EPA analyst Alan Carlin, warned against making hasty “decisions based on a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data.”
According to internal e-mails that have been made public by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Carlin’s boss told him in March that his material would not be incorporated into a broader EPA finding and ordered Carlin to stop working on the climate change issue.
An EPA official told FOXNews.com on Monday that Carlin, who is an economist,not a scientist, included “no original research” in his report. The official said that Carlin “has not been muzzled in the agency at all,” but stressed that his report was entirely “unsolicited.”
Despite the EPA official’s remarks, Carlin told FOXNews.com on Monday that his boss, National Center for Environmental Economics Director Al McGartland, appeared to be pressured into reassigning him. “It was his view that he either lost his job or he got me working on something else,” Carlin said. “That was obviously coming from higher levels.”