Feds won’t give GOP internal docs on climate research
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NOAA spokeswoman Ciaran Clayton said the internal communications are confidential, and not related to what Smith is trying to find out. “We have provided data (all of which is publicly available online), supporting scientific research, and multiple in person briefings,” she said. “We stand behind our scientists who conduct their work in an objective manner. It is the end product of exchanges between scientists — the detailed publication of scientific work and the data that underpins the authors' findings — that are key to understanding the conclusions reached.
The federal government’s chief climate research agency is refusing to give House Republicans the detailed information they want on a controversial study on climate change.
Citing the confidentiality of the requested documents and the integrity of the scientific process, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said it won’t give Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) what he recently subpoenaed about the research.