트럼프 전직 공무원 2 명, 기후 변화를 부인하는 논문 게시 혐의로 조사

The Commerce Department’s Office of Inspector General said it will investigate how two former Trump officials posted dubious papers questioning man-made climate change using government logos but without the approval of the Trump administration.

After careful consideration, we decided to review this matter further,” the Commerce Department’s Office of Inspector General wrote in a Friday letter to Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, who requested the investigation along with fellow Democratic Sens. 셀던 화이트 하우스, 엘리자베스 워렌, Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal.
뉴욕 타임즈 처음보고 the investigation.
워싱턴 포스트 신고 earlier this month that the White House Office of Science and Technology had reassigned Trump appointees David Legates and Ryan Maue, both senior officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who had been with OSTP since November, after it was discovered they posted the controversial documents on nongovernment websites.
    The papers used the imprint of the Executive Office of the President and noted they were copyrighted by OSTP even though the OSTP director never approved, 포스트보고.
    Legates, the main author on the series of papers, according to the Post, is a longtime climate change skeptic who was originally appointed by the Trump administration to help run NOAA and soon after became the head of the US Global Change Research Program, which coordinates climate change research.

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