Conservative Think Tank Included Convicted Sex Offender In Climate Expert List For EPA - 2017-10-27

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F364.png Conservative Think Tank Included Convicted Sex Offender In Climate Expert List For EPA October 27, 2017, Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffington Post

In 2008, Oliver Manuel, a nuclear chemist whose crank theories about the sun alienated even ardent climate-change deniers, was convicted of attempted sodomy of his 11-year-old daughter.

In May, his name appeared on a list of 145 scientists and 60 economists presented as climate experts to the Environmental Protection Agency by the Heartland Institute ― the right-wing think tank that, after years of defending big tobacco through the lens of "smokers' rights," has become a leading proponent of climate-change denial. HuffPost first reported the full list and published it Wednesday.

A source within the EPA said the names had been given to the agency for consideration as it planned a national "red team-blue team" debate that EPA chief Scott Pruitt said was meant to provide Americans "true, legitimate, peer-reviewed, objective, transparent discussion about CO₂."

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{{cite news | first = Alexander C. | last = Kaufman | title = Conservative Think Tank Included Convicted Sex Offender In Climate Expert List For EPA | url = https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/epa-heartland-institute_n_59f3486be4b07fdc5fbdc13a?ri18n=true | work = Huffington Post | date = October 27, 2017 | accessdate = March 9, 2020 }}