Is Darrell Issa planning to investigate climate science, or isn’t he?
Last September, before Republicans had even won the House and posted Issa atop the chamber’s main oversight committee, the California GOPer drafted a list of issues he believed should be investigated, and climate science made the cut. Issa specifically referred to a desire to investigate the so-called “ClimateGate” scandal and the scientific evidence underpinning climate regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Shortly after the election, Issa downplayed his interest in the subject, citing “limited resources and limited time.”
Issa’s spokesman is vehemently denying any interest in the matter. From Politico’s Morning Energy today:
“As has already been stated numerous times, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee has no plans to investigate ‘Climate-Gate,'” Issa spokesman Kurt Bardella told POLITICO yesterday. “