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Loose Change: OSTP dismisses officials over disputed climate papers

January 13, 2021
The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) has dismissed two Trump appointees over their role in publishing a series of essays questioning the seriousness of man-made climate change without OSTP’s approval. David Legates and Ryan Maue, political appointees at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who had been detailed to OSTP, were dismissed from those duties Jan. 12, according to a report in the Washington Post . The disputed essays featured the OSTP seal and...

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