It turns out Drs. Jones and Mann aren’t the only ones who pulled end-runs on the peer review process (Daily Caller):
In response to a report that could lead to questions about the credibility of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) , Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, is calling for hearings to investigate. The report — from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the EPA — reveals that the scientific basis, on which the administration’s endangerment finding for greenhouse gases hinged, violated the EPA’s own peer review procedure.
In a report released Wednesday (at Sen. Inhofe’s request, dating back to April) the inspector general found that the EPA failed to follow the Data Quality Act and its own peer review process when it issued the determination that greenhouse gases cause harm to “pubic health and welfare.”
It should be noted that said determination was the excuse to open the door to cap-and-trade regulations imposed by the EPA – Virginia and Texas vied with each other for the honor of first state to file suit blocking the EPA’s runaway train (Texas won). At the time, the usual suspects were insisting Cuccinelli was fighting against science.
I wonder what they’re saying now.