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CREW: Council on Environmental Quality: Climate Change

On May 12, 2006, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sent a FOIA request to CEQ asking for all records in the agency’s possession mentioning or relating to the causes associated with global warming or climate change. CREW filed its FOIA request after media reports -- including a 60 Minutes piece -- and documents gathered by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform revealed that political appointees at CEQ, including former Chief of Staff Philip Cooney, edited various government reports to downplay and obscure scientific findings about global warming.