CDC Testimony on Climate Change and Health Edited by White House

March 7, 2008 • Climate Change & Mitigation, News

Bush administration officials acknowledged yesterday that they heavily edited testimony on global warming, delivered to Congress on Tuesday by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after the president’s top science adviser and other officials questioned its scientific basis.

Senate Democrats say they want to investigate the circumstances involved in the editing of CDC Director Julie L. Gerberding’s written testimony to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on “climate change and public health.” Gerberding testimony shrank from 12 pages to six after it was reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.

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