Will the federal government consider its own research on global warming as it prepares to spend more taxpayer funded research dollars? The answer seems like an obvious no, but it would be a good thing for the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to consider the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent study on ocean research, especially since the EPA suppressed that particular study.
Last Friday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute filed a public comment requesting that OSTP consider the EPA study (which was suppressed by the EPA). Why should the EPA consider any additional data on climate change before making more policies on the same issue? You would think this would be obvious, but I guess we will have to wait on OSTP’s decision.