EPA, do you know where your grants are?
Additional grants (possibly as much $647,000) to Peter Gleick’s Pacific Institute seem to have disappeared from the EPA Grants Database.
A source tells us:
I do government work as you probably know. That means I know how to search the system.
I followed your link to his article on the EPA scrubbing its website of his grants. Since he got a screenshot I was able to look at it and then do some sleuthing. Here is what I found.
I did a search on their Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS), which is a requirement for them to have in order to get federal dollars…
I did a search of federal contracts and grants. Here is what I found.
They got $647,000 dollars in two grants from the EPA. The details are in this screen shot.
The screen shot is below.
The screen shot provides evidence of a $647,000 grant in 2007 to the Pacific Institute that wasn’t there when we first checked on Wednesday.
Now it could be that the $468,675 in grants we reported on Wednesday are the same as the $447,350 shown in the screen shot. But this wouldn’t seem to be the case as the $468,675 worth of grants were from years other than 2007 (as we recall).
So it seems that EPA has scrubbed a total of $1,584,350 worth of grants to Gleick’s Pacific Institute from its Grants Database.
If we are wrong EPA, please show us ASAP. We filed a FOIA request with the EPA yesterday.