House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith wrote: "Since then, the Committee has attempted to obtain information that would shed further light on these allegations, but was obstructed at every turn by the previous administration’s officials. (Rep Smith) repeatedly asked, ‘What does NOAA have to hide?’"
Dr. Bates’ revelations and NOAA’s obstruction certainly lend credence to what I’ve(Rep.Smith) expected all along – that (Karl et al. 2015) used flawed data, was rushed to publication in an effort to support the president’s climate change agenda, and ignored NOAA’s own standards for scientific study.
Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy | November 16, 2015