John Kerry (D.-Mass.) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D.-Calif.) have asked that the Government Accountability Office investigate allegations that Phillip A. Cooney, a chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, manipulated scientific reports to under-represent links between greenhouse emissions and global warming. According to the congressmen, Cooney, a former oil industry lobbyist, repeatedly edited government climate reports and politicized the science program.

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