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Congressman asks for investigation into if NPS tried to remove climate change references from report

Posted at 9:57 AM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 11:57:57-04

DENVER (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse is calling for an investigation to be reopened into allegations that the National Park Service tried to remove references to human-caused climate change from a University of Colorado researcher's report.

The Denver Post reported Sunday that the Colorado Democrat is urging the U.S. Department of Interior's inspector general to relaunch the probe that was closed when the park service ultimately published the report by Maria Caffrey without edits last year.

The report examined projected sea level rise at coastal parks.

Neguse says the incident raises questions about whether department researchers are "able to do their work free from political influence."

Caffrey declined comment, citing involvement in legal negotiations.

The newspaper could not reach National Park Service and Department of Interior officials Friday.


Information from: The Denver Post,