Barrasso demands independent UN Climategate investigation
ĎAmericans are being asked to make a huge investment. We need to make sure itís the right one.í
by Senator Barrasso media release
December 11, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) is demanding an independent investigation into climate data used to push for action on climate change.
"We need to get to the bottom of whatís true and whatís not. The American people are being asked to make a huge investment," Barrasso said. "We need to make sure itís the right one."
Along with 26 Republicans, Barrasso called on United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to conduct an independent investigation into questionable e-mails released from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU). Barrasso is a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
The Senators called for full access to all documents, as well as transcripts and interviews resulting from the investigation and that they be released to the public.
"One in ten Americans is unemployed and we owe billions to China. We need to ensure we donít further handicap ourselves economically," Barrasso said. "We cannot afford the consequences as a nation."
Barrasso is planning to head to Copenhagen for the UN Climate Summit to voice his concerns.
"Saving Americaís jobs is more important than international opinion," Barrasso said.