Transparency Group Sues Biden White House Over “Climate Disinformation” Records

From Government Accountability & Oversight

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Government transparency group Energy Policy Advocates (EPA) filed suit on Thursday against the Biden White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy’s refusal to produce correspondence pertaining to one of an increasing number of initiatives to combat opposition to the administration’s political agenda as “disinformation.”

Specifically, EPA argued:

“The request sought certain described correspondence of two named officials, Eric Lander and Jane Lubchenco, over an eight-week period of time, on any email account used at any time for work-related correspondence, that was sent to one or more of six or five named outside parties, respectively. This request pertained to an OSTP “event on countering climate change denial and delay” in which the Office brought in political activists to discuss, e.g., social science which might explain political opposition to their demands. See, e.g., Maxine Joselow, “White House schedules first event on countering climate change denial and delay,” Washington Post, February 24, 2022. …

The requested records will inform the public of high-profile ethics revelations at OSTP and media coverage thereof, and also the genesis of a tendentious event and campaign out of OSTP. The described meeting seeking to counter political opposition, one of many Biden administration initiatives seeking to do so by styling opposition as “disinformation” (“deliberate disinformation campaigns that are as insidious as they are invidious”, https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/news-updates/2022/02/25/readout-of-white-house-climate-science-roundtable-on-countering-delayism-and-communicating-the-urgency-of-climate-action/), was the subject of substantial national and international media coverage.

The public deserves to know, without further delay, the genesis of the aforementioned tendentious effort.”

EPA’s complaint also noted that the group sought the described emails with outside activists on any email account, citing:

“in this request that one of the two officials, Ms. Lubchenco, had been shown during a prior stint as a political appointee in a different agency during a previous administration to have continued to use her previous employer’s “.edu” email account for official federal work-related correspondence, and also detailed Defendant’s own history, during that same administration, of employees having been found to engage in the practice of using non-official email accounts for work-related correspondence.”

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May 6, 2022 10:08 pm

So the Biden White House runs a climate disinformation campaign… who knew?

Scissor
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 7, 2022 5:17 am

Orwell’s 1984 was a warning against totalitarianism. Today the left is using it as a playbook.

paul courtney
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 7, 2022 5:41 am

Mr. O’Bryan: Imagine a Disinfo Board who’s mission was to expose and end the First russian disinfo campaign- funding enviro activists in the west- and it was chaired by our host, or Patrick Moore. I still oppose it on principle.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  paul courtney
May 7, 2022 10:07 am

I know the Russians have interfered in the West with disinformation. Would it be gubmint/
private? Fact finding only vs prosecutorial/legislative? Temporary/permanent? Obviously,
the facts can make a difference on what my opinion of it would be.

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Derg
Reply to  Old Man Winter
May 7, 2022 12:27 pm

Russian disinformation running up against US disinformation…who knew?

The US is loving its proxy war in Ukraine. War is good for democrats and republicans.

Old Man Winter
May 6, 2022 10:21 pm

“…and also detailed Defendant’s own history, during that same administration, of employees having been found to engage in the practice of using non-official email accounts for work-related correspondence.”

Good catch! Now they need to get a judge not appointed by Brandon/Nobama/Clinton.

fretslider
May 7, 2022 1:46 am

Why not protest outside Psaki’s house?

Old Man Winter
Reply to  fretslider
May 7, 2022 2:51 am

She doesn’t have a drive thru so you can’t circle back! 😉

JoHo
May 7, 2022 1:49 am

Disinformation is everywhere like this report that Scottish lochs will be like heated swimming pools in the near future (slight exaggeration) reported in The Independent, written by Harry Cockburn – “Rapidly warming Scottish lochs could become toxic to swimmers, pets and wildlife” surely must be challenged??

Rapidly warming Scottish lochs could become toxic to swimmers, pets and wildlife (msn.com)

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  JoHo
May 7, 2022 3:27 am

I visited an old picnic spot I went to as a child with my grandchildren on Loch Earn at Easter. There was no sign of any warming in the intervening 60 years as far as I could tell. Considerbly more wild campers though.
The sea at the Fife coast didn’t seem any warmer either.
Still I’m not an expert with a computer model so what do I know,

JoHo
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
May 7, 2022 5:16 am

Loch Ness is around 700 feet deep and the average, I would hazard a guess, are a couple of hundred feet. What does this chap think is going to cause these lochs to become toxic (Nessie?)? Total crepes!

Old Man Winter
May 7, 2022 1:56 am

An update to a comment I posted on a thread started by Frank from Nova:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/05/03/a-sense-of-proportion/#comment-3510206

Who ever’s behind the power grab that’s pushed for the “Ministry of Truth”
actually has been at the point of no return- No Man’s Land- for awhile as they’ll
get creamed in the ’22 elections & beyond under the current set of rules. What
put them in this position was attacking “Mama Bear’s cubs”- aka school kids- &
they got mauled! When you start a coup, you can’t stop until you’ve won! To
succeed, they must change the rules/create diversions & crises to destroy the
opposition like TrueDope (whom Klaus Schwab (WEF) praised) did in Canada with
the Wuhan protestors. I don’t see them slowing down as they must continue to
win which will pave the way for bigger & better operations ahead.

Wednesday, Mayorkas couldn’t even admit the Pee Pee tape was a hoax & WOULD NOT
deny the DHS would censor Wuhan misinformation when pressed hard by Sen. Rand.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/05/04/rand-paul-questions-dhs-secretary-about-disinformation-mayorkas-accidentally-gives-game-away-should-i-sit-back-and-take-that/

Jankowicz, who lives in VA, claims CRT misinformation is being weaponized for
profit while never citing the misinformation.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/05/disinformation-czar-nina-jankowicz-crt-anger-being-weaponized/

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/virginia-dept-of-education-website-promotes-crt-despite-mcauliffe-claims-its-never-been-taught-there

A few other headlines worth noting:

https://reclaimthenet.org/youtube-ceo-misinformation-research-initiatives-unidosus/

https://thepostmillennial.com/biden-sued-for-colluding-with-big-tech-to-censor-hunter-biden-laptop-story-covid-19-lab-leak-theory

https://thepostmillennial.com/revealed-cdc-bought-cell-phone-location-data-to-track-covid-19-public-health-order-compliance

https://www.newsweek.com/bidens-plan-digital-dollar-massive-threat-freedom-opinion-1688803

Climate Misinformation affecting the SEC:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/04/10/the-secs-climate-proposal-is-not-grounded-in-sound-science/

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/03/25/a-modest-proposal-sec-edition/

Like I said, they’re not slowing down. If you have any better info, please get it out there.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Old Man Winter
May 7, 2022 9:21 am

The Dem response to the SCOTUS leak exemplifies how well their coordinated lock-step response
can be- as seen before involving climate issues. The leak wasn’t denounced by anyone important
& no one was shocked/outraged it occurred. However, All of them INSTANTLY expressed outrage
over the decision. A miracle occurred as EVERYONE IMMEDIATELY knew what a woman was
despite not being biologists & simultaneously forgot men could have babies, too! Giggles stayed on
message @ a speaking engagement Tuesday night on the topic. There’s been no early morning raid
by the FBI on Politico & I’m not holding my breath for that to occur, either.

The reason for the leak was to get the True Believers™ energized & to justify violence again
as the legitimacy of BLM & Antifa have been debunked & they’re seen for the nastiness they
are. As Solzhenitsyn said, violence is the only way the lie can be maintained. If this plan fails,
they may need to take even more desperate measures to succeed. Stay tuned.

Derg
Reply to  Old Man Winter
May 7, 2022 12:31 pm

Yeah the SCOTUS “leak” was well timed. Liz was so triggered she killed some flowers to get on TV.

2hotel9
May 7, 2022 4:20 am

Bfandon Admin lying and hiding information? Imagine that.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  2hotel9
May 7, 2022 4:41 am

It won’t be the last time, either.

Scissor
Reply to  2hotel9
May 7, 2022 5:28 am

Corruption comes with Jane Lubchenco like flies come with a garbage truck.

2hotel9
Reply to  Scissor
May 7, 2022 6:30 am

I have yet to see a Brandon Admin appointee who was not entirely corrupt. Not. One.

Reply to  Scissor
May 7, 2022 11:13 am

Was wondering what this tool was up to.

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Peta of Newark
May 7, 2022 4:38 am

While they’re about it, howzabout some:
Food & Diet Disinformation
Fat, Salt & Cholesterol disinforlation
Ozone Hole disinformation
The radiation is re-emitted didinformation
Trapped Heat misisininformation
Biomass & Biofuel dudinformation
Ocean acid dudinformation
Acid rain dudformation
Cheap energy from wind & solar diduddissfornication
Vaccine disinformation

The vaccine one is a beaut and it goes back to 1955 and Polio vaccine
It seems that in order to make the polio vaccine appear (more) effective, they changed the definition of Polio.
It gets worse.
That polio vaccine was made using monkey’s kidneys and a little thing, name of SV40 got into the vaccine.
(SV40 = Simian Virus number 40)

And to this very day, every case of prostate cancer that is properly investigated contains the DNA that defines SV40
Just like Roundup does now, as an antibiotic also Glycine mimic, gets incorporated into mouse and our DNA.

The Turkeys have not only voted for Christmas, here on Planet Dark Age Stupid the turkeys have ‘dressed’ themselves for the occasion and moved the date forward

What could be (never) better than that eh?

meiggs
Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 7, 2022 5:01 am

sv40, man i knew the matriacrchy was vicious but wow.

Robert Brewer
Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 7, 2022 10:27 am

Do you have any research for this claim? It’s very alarming, if it’s true, but I’ve been unable to confirm it. The research papers I’ve read have been inconclusive and none have suggested all prostrate cancers carry SV40 DNA. If you have any research showing this then I’d be very interest in reading it.

edit: Sorry had a typo, I corrected inclusive to inconclusive.

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6CA7
Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 7, 2022 12:44 pm

The Bureau of Reclamation now claims that the Western United States is currently in its worst drought in 1200 years.

marlene
May 7, 2022 6:15 am

“…opposition to the administration’s political agenda as ‘disinformation’ is the democrats’ only weapon against the truth. But the truth always wins the war against it. 

Andy Pattullo
Reply to  marlene
May 7, 2022 8:04 am

Agreed. Lies and misinformation can tread water only so long, but truth floats and will always rise to the surface.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Andy Pattullo
May 7, 2022 10:32 am

Higher taxes, gas prices, inflation & crime spreads the truth even to those who want to be
left alone, especially about politics. Unlike Mick, time isn’t on the liar’s side:

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George Daddis
May 7, 2022 9:20 am

We already saw the concerted effort by the Left to counter the suggestion that “Global Warming is theory and not a fact” to the point that has become the basis of several lawsuits.

Now they want to stamp out any disagreement at the source.

Peter W
Reply to  George Daddis
May 7, 2022 4:27 pm

It will be interesting to see the reaction as it becomes obvious that Milankovitch was right/

Doonman
May 7, 2022 7:40 pm

Remember, 18 US Intelligence Agencies, their directors and half of Congress all are on record as agreeing that Hunter Biden’s laptop hard drive was all a Russian disinformation plot.

There has been no retraction by any of them.

So if you think for a moment that any government GS-14 or GS-15 scale employee or their appointee bosses are going to be transparent and truthful, then you seriously need to deeply examine your thought process.

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