Nonprofits have sued the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) for obtaining records claiming to “publicize the attention-grabbing ethical revelations and their media coverage at OSTP,” including communications related to OSTP. bottom. event About “disinformation about climate”.
so Proceedings The Energy Policy Advocate (EPA), filed with the DC District Court on May 5, requested OSTP to provide the correspondence and other documents required under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
These records were created for Alex Thompson of Politico and of Thompson. article About the influence of billionaire Eric Schmidt on the Biden administration’s OSTP.
According to the EPA, OSTP’s only response was a minor format change request.
“The failure of OSTP to simply hand over what it has already processed and created to another party cannot be explained, at least outside the White House. There is literally no excuse,” said Matthew, a member of the EPA’s board of directors. Hardin said in an email interview with the Epoch Times.
Politico refused to comment on the complaint.
The EPA is also seeking emails related to OSTP February event About climate “denialism and delay” featuring speakers such as Michael Mann.
Hardin characterized the roundtable as “more strange than the sinister misuse of taxpayer resources in seeking social science answers as to why people continue to get in the way.”
Specifically, the EPA requested communication related to the event between Eric Lander, a former director of OSTP, and Jane Lubchenco, the first Deputy Director of Climate and Environment for OSTP.
Lander, a mathematician and geneticist who heads the Broad Institute at MIT Harvard University, resigned from OSTP in February after admitting that he had bullied his subordinates within the institution.
Lubchenco, a marine biologist at Oregon State University and a member of OSTP’s new scientific integrity task force, has been accused of violating scientific ethics. She edited a dissertation written by some of her previous co-authors, including her brother-in-law. Stephen Gaines, a marine scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
According to the EPA, the OSTP partially denied the FOIA request and edited some information based on claims that it reflected personal privacy or the “discussion process.”
Hardin told the Epoch Times that he believed that the OSTP’s deliberative process objections were “based on what appeared to be suspicious reasons.”
The EPA proceedings will be filed shortly after the Department of Homeland Security announces the establishment of the Disinformation Governmentance Board (DGB), led by Nina Jankowicz.
The Democratic Party’s and Big Tech’s promotion of “disinformation,” “misinformation,” and “misinformation” has grown to embrace climate change claims.
On October 5, 2021, former Facebook Civic Integrity team member Frances Haugen testified to parliament that a social media company “benefited by spreading disinformation and false information and spreading hatred.”
Just two days later, Google publication It will ban the advertising and monetization of “content that contradicts the established scientific consensus on the existence and causes of climate change.”
“This includes content that refers to climate change as hoaxes and fraud, claims that long-term trends deny that the global climate is warming, greenhouse gas emissions and human activity. Includes allegations denying that it contributes to. “
April 23, this year, Twitter publication “Misleading advertising on Twitter that contradicts the scientific consensus on climate change is prohibited.”
Some activists do more than just promote measures such as democratization by suggesting that “skepticism about climate change” can be defined as a crime.
In a UNESCO Courier 2019 article, Professor Catriona McKinnon of the University of Exeter could bring “climate denials” such as energy executives and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the “Post-Teriside” International Criminal Court. Insisted that it could be done.
The term “insecticide” was invented by McKinnon, who defined it as “a deliberate or reckless act worthy of the extinction of humankind.”
“The damage done by climate change denials is terrible and there is no excuse. It’s time to prosecute them for sequelae,” McKinnon wrote in a UN publication.
“Following the news about disinformation governance[ance] The Board said, “It is certainly a reasonable conclusion that this administration and its allies, including Capitol Hill, are trying to use the weight of the federal government to silence political speeches against the” government-wide “climate agenda. is. Whether that means an attempt to criminalize, we will see, “Hardin said.
In 2018, the EPA received $ 45,910 from another non-profit organization, Government Accountability & Overseas PC, to “support their mission to bring transparency to the areas of energy and environmental policy.”
Hardin of EPA is also a board member of Government Accountability & Overseas PC.
Government Accountability and Surveillance PC board members include Chris Horner, a lawyer funded by coal company Alpha Natural Resources and skeptical of climate change.
“Like all nonprofits, energy policy advocates appreciate and respect the privacy of donors who support their activities,” Hardin said when asked about the organization’s financial supporters. I told the time report.
The Epoch Times is asking OSTP for comment.