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Inhofe Comments on Next Phase of Penn State Climate Science Investigation
epw.senate.gov ^ | February 3, 2010 | Sen. James Inhofe

Posted on 02/10/2010 7:57:59 PM PST by neverdem

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Inhofe Comments on Next Phase

Of Penn State Climate Science Investigation

Calls on NSF to Explore Federal Laws, Policies Involved

Link to Letter

WASHINGTON, DC - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, responded to Penn State's announcement today concerning its investigation into possible research misconduct by Dr. Michael Mann.

Penn State's internal inquiry found further investigation is warranted to determine if Dr. Mann "engaged in, directly or indirectly, any actions that seriously deviated from accepted practices within the academic community for proposing, conducting or reporting research or other scholarly activities."

"I want to commend Penn State for recognizing the seriousness of the allegations leveled at Dr. Mann by launching an initial inquiry into whether he committed research misconduct," Senator Inhofe said. "As the University moves to the next phase of its investigation, I believe the Inspector General of the National Science Foundation should also commence an investigation to examine possible violations of federal laws and policies governing taxpayer-funded research.

"The stakes involved here are enormous.  The scientific work in question is part of a larger enterprise behind federal climate change policies that will cost American consumers trillions of dollars.  So when we learn, as we did last week, that the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report included serious errors, raising questions about the integrity of its work, we need to reassure the American people that their tax dollars are supporting objective scientific research rather than political agendas." 

Text of Letter Included Below:

February 03, 2010

  Allison C. LernerInspector General

National Science Foundation
Office of Inspector General
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230

 

Dear Ms. Lerner:

 

This is a follow-up to my letter of December 2, 2009 and concerns today’s announcement by Penn State University that it has concluded its initial inquiry into possible research misconduct by one of the University’s researchers, Dr. Michael Mann.  Penn State’s internal inquiry found further investigation is warranted to determine if Dr. Mann "engaged in, directly or indirectly, any actions that seriously deviated from accepted practices within the academic community for proposing, conducting or reporting research or other scholarly activities." 

 

While I firmly agree that Penn State’s investigation is warranted and must commence without delay, there are federal laws and policies implicated in this matter, including your “Research Misconduct” regulations, Title 45 CFR Part 689, that go beyond the scope of Penn State’s inquiry.   Therefore, in order to have a full and complete accounting of this matter, I request that you now begin a formal investigation of the allegations against Dr. Mann. 

Among other laws and regulations, I ask that you investigate compliance with, or violations of, OMB administrative procedures, 2 CFR Part 215 (OMB Circular A-110), in particular 2 CFR  §215.36; Freedom of Information Act 5 U.S.C. §552 (NSF Regulation, 45 CFR Part 612); NSF guidelines implementing OMB information quality guidelines (515 Guidelines); Federal False Claims Act, 18 U.S.C. §287, and 31 U.S.C. §§3729-33; and Federal False Statements Act, 18 U.S.C §1001. Finally, given that Dr. Mann was at the University of Virginia from 1999 until 2005, I also request that you inquire whether his activities at the University of Virginia are implicated in this matter and within your jurisdiction.  

Sincerely,  

James M. Inhofe

Ranking Member 

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works 


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hockeystick; inhofe; mann; michaelmann

1 posted on 02/10/2010 7:57:59 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Inhofe for President!


2 posted on 02/10/2010 8:02:03 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: neverdem; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; Desdemona; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

3 posted on 02/10/2010 8:05:01 PM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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To: neverdem

That sick scumbag Mann should be indicted.


4 posted on 02/10/2010 8:06:46 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


5 posted on 02/10/2010 8:07:34 PM PST by Tribune7 (Obama Is An Obstructionist)
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To: SteelTrap
I hear ya.

About a month ago, I posted this:

INHOFE 2012!

6 posted on 02/10/2010 8:07:59 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: neverdem

Inhofe spoke with Jason Lewis, earlier this evening....

Good stuff..

http://www.ktlkfm.com/cc-common/podcast/single_podcast.html?podcast=jasonlewis.xml

First hour.


7 posted on 02/10/2010 8:10:27 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Political Correctness Will Get Us All Killed)
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To: neverdem

btt


8 posted on 02/10/2010 8:11:40 PM PST by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: SteelTrap

Inhofe for president! for sure


9 posted on 02/10/2010 8:15:27 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Lancey Howard

The perception from many here in PA is that this Penn State decision appears to be the first step to a complete whitewashing of Mann.

My RINO state legislators are totally silent on this matter in Harrisburg pretending that Penn State is serious about investigating Mann.


10 posted on 02/10/2010 8:25:20 PM PST by Nextrush (Slocialist Republicans and Socialist Democrats must go)
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To: neverdem

THESE BASTARDS SHOULD BE IN JAIL!!!

Instead, they’ll be hailed as heroes and given cushy jobs. :(

Crime pays if you’re a lib.....


11 posted on 02/10/2010 8:27:55 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: neverdem

Inhofe is awesome. These global warming frauds need to be indicted for criminal fraud.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 8:28:51 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: Nextrush

I’m a Penn State graduate and my checkbook remains slammed shut.

Pennsylvania legislators can’t be expected to give a rat’s behind about this fraud Mann because the more federal grant money that slushes into Penn State, the less they have to shell out from state coffers.

In normal circumstances where you don’t have the FBI under the thumb of a corrupt p.o.s. like Holder, agents would have already boxed up everything in Mann’s office and a federal prosecutor would have named him as a “target”.

No, this ball is going to have to be picked up by federal-level Republicans. Even then, I don’t expect an indictment anytime soon, or even a hearing. Not as long as the scumbag Democrats are running the show. Their socialist agenda relies heavily on perpetuating the “global warming” scam.

FRegards,
LH


13 posted on 02/10/2010 8:34:47 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Frantzie
The Penn State "investigators" are whores, who have huge financial conflicts of interest in this charade of an investigation. The only way to insure a facsimile of truth is to get an independent investigation going, maybe NSF is the right place. IDK.
14 posted on 02/10/2010 8:36:11 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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15 posted on 02/10/2010 8:36:39 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: SteelTrap

Maybe... except for that pork..


16 posted on 02/10/2010 8:37:43 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: neverdem

There are some others who need to be investigated as well. Inhofe can start with Mann, but his list should include everyone who was conspiring with Phil Jones to lie, deceive, defame, and manipulate. Just follow the trail of the e-mails.


17 posted on 02/10/2010 8:48:32 PM PST by Rocky (Obama's policy: A thousand points of lies.)
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To: neverdem

I’m sure everyone who is paying attention already knows this but if you look at the contributories of Mann’s famous “hockey stick” you’ll see Jones’ name there (Jones, the other scumbag of East Anglia/CRU fame)


18 posted on 02/10/2010 8:52:41 PM PST by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: neverdem

One of the best we got


19 posted on 02/10/2010 8:54:27 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: neverdem

Regarding the Green Police ad, it’s typically pretty easy to pull YouTube stuff.

Here’s the FireFox add-in that I use:
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20 posted on 02/10/2010 9:06:11 PM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 02/10/2010 9:07:52 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: SteelTrap

“Inhofe for President!”

I’ll second it!


22 posted on 02/10/2010 9:13:46 PM PST by bitt (One if by land, Two if by sea. Three if by CRIMINALS from Washington, D.C)
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To: FreedomPoster

Thank you. I’ll be back. I just found an open access article about neural stem cells that I want to link with its press release. I’ve been waiting for its abstract for over a week.


23 posted on 02/10/2010 9:32:12 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping. BTTT!


24 posted on 02/10/2010 9:35:22 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Lancey Howard

I refuse to contribute to my alma mater but instead contribute to Hillsdale College, one of the only bastions of freedom left in the U.S. You might consider doing the same.


25 posted on 02/11/2010 6:44:10 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: Rocky
The original ones were former Senator Tim Wirth and James Hansen.

Timothy Wirth is the President of the United Nations Foundation

26 posted on 02/11/2010 7:09:33 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yes, that lunatic Hansen definitely needs to be fired. He’s been supported by public money for decades while he pushes his idiotic ideas.

Seeing as he has often refused to release data, and has been caught fudging analyses in the past, his actions have certainly bordered on fraud. Using government money to trick Congress and the American people into voting for regression to the stone age. It’s his dream. He should be punished for nearly succeeding in it.


27 posted on 02/11/2010 6:38:09 PM PST by Rocky (Obama's policy: A thousand points of lies.)
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