Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Cheney: Choke on It

In yet another sinister action by Dick Cheney on behalf of his oil buddies, we now learn he tried to eradicate testimony of the harmful effects on humans of greenhouse gases:

The White House, at the urging of Cheney's office, "requested that I work with CDC to remove from the testimony any discussion of the human health consequences of climate change," Burnett wrote.

"CEQ contacted me to argue that I could best keep options open for the (EPA) administrator (on regulating carbon dioxide) if I would convince CDC to delete particular sections of their testimony," he wrote.