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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 04:01 PM

Intelligence aide, blocked from submitting written testimony on climate change, resigns from State D

Source: Washington Post

Climate and Environment

Intelligence aide, blocked from submitting written testimony on climate change, resigns from State Dept.

Rod Schoonover's decision to leave was voluntary, according to individuals familiar with the matter

By Juliet Eilperin
July 10 at 1:35 PM

A State Department intelligence official who was blocked by the White House from submitting written congressional testimony on climate change last month is resigning from his post.

Rod Schoonover -- who worked in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research's Office of the Geographer and Global Issues -- spoke before the House Intelligence Committee on June 5 about the security risks the United States faces because of climate change. But White House officials would not let him submit the bureau's written statement that climate impacts could be "possibly catastrophic," after the State Department refused to cut references to federal scientific findings on climate change.

Individuals familiar with the matter, who asked for anonymity to speak frankly, said Schoonover is leaving voluntarily. But the incident that led to his departure underscores the extent to which climate science has become contested terrain under the current administration.

Andrew Rosenberg, who directs the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said in a phone interview Wednesday that federal experts should be free to provide their expertise with policymakers, even if it is at odds with the views of whoever occupies the Oval Office. ... "This isn't carrying forward your political opinions," Rosenberg said. "This is bringing the work you're hired to do in a policy setting."
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Juliet Eilperin is The Washington Post's senior national affairs correspondent, covering the transformation of federal environmental policy. She's authored two books, "Demon Fish: Travels Through The Hidden World of Sharks" and "Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the House of Representatives." and has worked for The Post since 1998. Follow https://twitter.com/eilperin

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/07/10/intelligence-aide-blocked-submitting-written-testimony-climate-change-resigns-state-department/



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W.House blocked intelligence agency's written testimony call climate change 'possibly catastrophic

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016233396

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Reply Intelligence aide, blocked from submitting written testimony on climate change, resigns from State D (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Jul 10 OP
Maxheader Jul 10 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 10 #5
Maxheader Jul 11 #6
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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 10 #3
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 04:04 PM

1. All wingers should be accused of conspiring to


kill mother earth...They care not for our home.

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:39 PM

5. "Wingers" meaning left wingers and right wingers!?! Spare the center?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:22 AM

6. I didn't mean to confuse you....



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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 06:36 PM

2. Makes for an impressive resume

I wish Rod Schoonover the best.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:21 PM

3. For Trump hateth those who are smarter than him.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:36 PM

4. Science deniers should be denied the benefits of science. . . . nt

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:48 AM

7. Well, because Chinese Hoax...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:15 PM

8. Brave man. Cowardly senate.

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