Philip A. Cooney (born July 16, 1959), a former member of the administration of President George W. Bush. Events 622 - The beginning of the Islamic calendar. 1054 - Three Roman legates fractured relations between the Western and The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. Before serving in the federal government, he was a lawyer and lobbyist for the American Petroleum Institute. The American Petroleum Institute, commonly referred to as API is the main U
Cooney holds a bachelor's degree in economics. A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services. He and his wife and children have lived in Alexandria, Virginia and Southlake, Texas. Alexandria is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Southlake is a city in northeastern Tarrant and southern Denton Counties in the U
Prior to working for the Bush Administration, Cooney was a lawyer and lobbyist for the American Petroleum Institute (API), an industry group representing the American petroleum industry. The petroleum industry includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by Oil tankers and pipelines
Cooney joined the George W. Bush administration when he was appointed chief of staff of the Council on Environmental Quality. The Presidency of George W Bush began on his inauguration on January 20, 2001 as the 43rd and current President of the United States of America In Politics, a chief of staff is the primary aide to a political leader or position The Council on Environmental Quality ( CEQ) is a division of the White House that coordinates federal environmental efforts in the United States Cooney, who received criticism for having a nonscientific background as leader of an environmental policy body, resigned in 2005, shortly after it was reported that he had altered government climate reports to downplay scientific consensus about climate change. Environmental policy is any (course of action deliberately taken (or not taken to manage human activities with a view to prevent reduce or mitigate harmful effects on nature and natural National and international science academies and professional societies have assessed the current scientific opinion on climate change, in particular recent Global warming. Global warming is the increase in the average measured temperature of the 
On June 10, 2005, Cooney announced his resignation, two days after the story of his tampering with scientific reports broke.  A few days later, it was announced that Cooney would go to work for the oil company ExxonMobil starting in the fall; ExxonMobil declined to describe the nature of Cooney's new job. 
In early 2005, Rick S. Piltz resigned from his position as a senior associate in the U. Rick Piltz is a former senior associate in the US Climate Change Science Program. S. Climate Change Science Program and revealed that Cooney had been editing government climate reports to emphasize doubts about global warming. The Climate Change Science Program (CCSP was created by the U Global warming is the increase in the average measured temperature of the According to Piltz's resignation letter, Cooney edited documents to "create an enhanced sense of scientific uncertainty about climate change and its implications. Climate change is any long-term significant change in the “average weather” that a given region experiences "  In June of that year, after this scandal, Cooney resigned from his position in the Bush Administration as was previously planned as he had already accepted a job at ExxonMobil, gaining this company the antipathy of some people. A scandal is a widely Publicized incident that involves Allegations of wrongdoing, disgrace or moral outrage The Presidency of George W Bush began on his inauguration on January 20, 2001 as the 43rd and current President of the United States of America The Exxon Mobil Corporation, or ExxonMobil, is an American oil and gas Corporation and a direct descendant of John D
On June 3 2002, Myron Ebell wrote a memo to Cooney that was obtained by Greenpeace through an FOI request in 2003, explaining how they were going to deal with the publication of the Climate Action Report 2002 by attacking EPA chair Christine Todd Whitman, adding that he was helping to "drive a wedge between the President and those in the Administration who think they are serving the president's best interests by publishing this rubbish. Myron Ebell is the Director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI a non-profit public policy organization founded Greenpeace, originally known as the Greenpeace Foundation, was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1972 The Freedom of Information Act ( FOIA) is the implementation of freedom of information legislation in the United States Christine Todd "Christie" Whitman (born September 26, 1946) is an American Republican Politician and Author who "
|“||to investigate whether officials at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) solicited a conservative Washington think tank to sue the federal government in order to invalidate a government document warning of the impacts of global warming. Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. John David Ashcroft (born May 9 1942) is an American Politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. |
The two state attorneys general obtained an email document through a Freedom of Information Act request that revealed a great intimacy between CEQ and the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) on strategizing about ways to undermine the United States' official reports and the authority of its officials.
[. . . ] It appears that certain White House officials conspired with an anti-environmental special interest group to cause the lawsuit to be filed against the federal government.
On 24 September 2003, Senator Joseph Lieberman sent a formal letter to the White House asking for details of these ties, and the nature of the help Cooney had received. Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman (born February 24 1942 is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut. He also wanted to know about the lawsuit the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) had filed on 6 August 2003 against the administration under the little-used Data Quality Act to invalidate the National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, which formed the basis for many of the conclusions in the Climate Action Report. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI is a Non-profit public policy organization founded in 1984 by Fred L Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Lieberman charged that the suit was apparently an attempt to have the National Assessment (and therefore the Climate Action Report) withdrawn. 
On 8 June 2005, The New York Times reported that it had obtained internal White House documents which proved that Cooney had unilaterally edited the national climate change reports during 2002 and 2003 to water down its conclusions. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Executive Office of the President ( EOP) consists of the immediate staff of the President of the United States, as well as multiple levels of support staff reporting As the article reports,
|“||In a section on the need for research into how warming might change water availability and flooding, he crossed out a paragraph describing the projected reduction of mountain glaciers and snowpack. His note in the margins explained that this was "straying from research strategy into speculative findings/musings. " ||”|
While never denying Cooney's editing of the documents, the White House claimed that such changes were part of the normal adjustments in language to government documents and that the documents were passed through multiple agencies while editing the document.
Philip Cooney and his role in editing climate change reports were referenced in the documentary, An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore). An Inconvenient Truth is an American Documentary film about Global warming, presented by former United States Vice President Albert Arnold Gore Jr (born March 31 1948 is an American environmental Activist, author Businessperson, former Politician, and former
During a March 2007 congressional hearing, Cooney conceded his role in altering reports to downplay the adverse effects of man-made emissions on the planet's climate. "My sole loyalty was to the President and advancing the policies of his administration," he told the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is a United States House of Representatives committee that has existed in varying forms since 1816