In a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), former Environmental Protection Agency deputy associate administrator Jason Burnett alleged a staff member from Vice President Cheney’s office made the decision to edit six pages of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) congressional testimony. The testimony was provided last year by CDC director Dr. Julie L. Gerberding, during an EPW hearing exploring the “Human Health Impacts of Global Warming.” According to a recent Washington Post article, Gerberding planned to testify that the “CDC considers climate change a serious public health concern.”


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