EPA admitted that grants to Deniergate’s Peter Gleick were deleted from its Grants Award Database.
The admission came in a response to a Freedom of Information Act response filed by Steve Milloy on Feb. 23.
Though the agency admits the deletion occurred, it claims the deletion resulted from a “technical problem.” Good luck trying to understand the agency’s explanation, though:
As we pointed out on Feb. 23 when we reported the grant deletions, only the grants to Gleick’s Pacific Institute seemed to be missing.
Are we to believe that the EPA’s claimed excuse — i.e., the “partial load of the data” — included all but the Gleick grants?
The EPA’s answer is gobbledygook that is meant to stonewall as opposed to explain. Kafka would have been impressed.