Nothing in this blog can be believed. If you think that anything in this blog is true or factual, you'll need to verify it from another source. Do you understand? No? Then read it again, and repeat this process, until you understand that you cannot sue me for anything you read here. Also, having been sucked into taking part in the mass-murder of more than 3 million Vietnamese people on behalf of U.S. Big Business "interests", I'm as mad as a cut snake (and broke) so it might be a bit silly to try to sue me anyway...

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Bush, Kyoto, Cooney and Exxon...

Here's something interesting. There's this guy Phillip A. Cooney. He was, until last friday, Chief of Staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. In this capacity, he is said to have repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. It seems this "editing" may have cost him his job. And what did he do before that? Well, he was the "climate team leader" and a lobbyist at the American Petroleum Institute, the largest trade group representing the interests of the oil industry. And what is he doing now? The NYT says he has accepted a position with Exxon, the oil giant. You will recall that Bush is a bit of an oil man himself... Pity about Kyoto...

2 Comments:

Blogger Brownie said...

unfortunately I am not surprised by this, and worse, don't you just KNOW there are other cases similar, that we don't know about. healthy cynicism.
no, that can't be right.

June 16, 2005 12:20 PM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Yes, there's a lot of it around. I mean, these guys are political appointments, so they'll always be picked on the basis of an agenda. That's one of the major things wrong with the system. But how can this be fixed?

June 17, 2005 6:04 PM  

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