UPDATE: 6/30/2009

The EPA suppressed a 98 page report that may have been critical of whether or not carbon dioxide is a major factor in global warming. That’s good to know a couple days after the House passed the Cap and Trade bill, might have been important information to know before voting on the legislation. It doesn’t really matter, legislators don’t read bills or memos concerning bills anyway.

EPA suppressed report climate change

EPA Report Suppressed

Alan Carlin of the EPA, the author of the 98 page report said this to of all places CBS News:

“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.”

Carlin was speaking of his boss, Al McGartland who told Carlin by email that the administration and the administrator have decided to move forward and that his [Carlin] comments didn’t help the legal or policy case for their decision to move forward.

Carlin was told by email that he was to have no direct contact with anyone outside a small group at EPA on the topic of climate change; he was also told that his report would not be shared with anyone else in the group working on climate change.

Alan Carlin said that the research that the EPA was relying on was at least three years out of date, and didn’t reflect the current data. Since when did liberals ever let facts get in the way of anything? It’s obvious the EPA suppressed this report because of pressure from the Obama administration and democrats on Capitol Hill. From the CBS report:

Carlin’s report listed a number of recent developments he said the EPA did not consider, including that global temperatures have declined for 11 years; that new research predicts Atlantic hurricanes will be unaffected; that there’s “little evidence” that Greenland is shedding ice at expected levels; and that solar radiation has the largest single effect on the earth’s temperature.

The EPA sent an email communication to CBS stating that Carlin was not a scientist and that his accusations about being cut out of the process were not true. The EPA said:

“The individual in question is not a scientist and was not part of the working group dealing with this issue. Nevertheless the document he submitted was reviewed by his peers and agency scientists, and information from that report was submitted by his manager to those responsible for developing the proposed endangerment finding. In fact, some ideas from that document are included and addressed in the endangerment finding.”

McGartland sent an email in March which is seemingly opposite of that statement. He said:

“I decided not to forward your comments… I can see only one impact of your comments given where we are in the process, and that would be a very negative impact on our office.” He also wrote to Carlin: “Please do not have any direct communication with anyone outside of (our group) on endangerment. There should be no meetings, e-mails, written statements, phone calls, etc.”

This stinks to high Heaven, and you can bet that we haven’t heard the last of this story. Republicans did try to raise some questions about these emails and this report before the House passed Cap and Trade. Hopefully more will be made known before the Senate gets their greasy hands on the bill.

You can be sure that Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have their hands all over the EPA suppressing this report.

UPDATE:6/30/2009 Michelle Malkin has a nice little post on her blog about this with a video of Alan Carlin on Fox and Friends.

EPA Report Suppression Video