White House Won’t Show Evidence To Back Up ‘Polar Vortex’ Claims

vortexA free-market think tank is suing the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy over its withholding of documents linked to the claim global warming caused last winter’s polar vortex.

The free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a lawsuit on Wednesday demanding documents related to the White House’s polar vortex video. The suit comes after CEI previously petitioned the White House to correct the video, which was criticized by climate scientists and ran counter to peer-reviewed studies.

But the White House said the video, in which White House science czar John Holdren connected global warming to the harsh winter, was based on Holdren’s “personal opinion” and exempt from data quality laws. When CEI tried obtain federal documents related to the video, officials said they were part of the “deliberative process” and exempt from records requests.

“If this video really represented Dr. Holdren’s personal opinion, then it’s bad enough that OSTP spent taxpayer dollars to produce and post it on the White House web site,” said CEI general counsel Sam Kazman. “But for the agency to refuse to disclose documents related to the video in order to protect what it claims are internal deliberations is doubly ridiculous.”
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4 Responses to White House Won’t Show Evidence To Back Up ‘Polar Vortex’ Claims

  1. Fietser November 1, 2014 at 10:04 am #

    The Competitive Enterprise Institute is fully sponsored by the fossil fuel industry. As this blog posts their crap, we can safely say that this this blog is an errant boy for the same fossil fuel industry.

    • Neilio November 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

      Who pays you?

    • Neilio November 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

      If you’re going to use English, learn English!!! It’s not “errant boy”, it’s “errand boy”. And you wonder why people laugh at you fat laugher.

      • Fietser November 2, 2014 at 10:50 am #

        You should try and read the contents. Lately you’re having difficulty with that.

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