WUWT's latest hate-in mourns The Heartland Institute's failed attempt to sicc federal prosecutors on the guy who outed Watts demand for hundred grand to disinform gradeschoolers about basic climate science, a proposal seconded by Heartland 'Science Director' Jay Lehr.
While Federal and State and Lawmen found nothing criminal about Peter Gleick's public spirited fishing expedition, this remains a crime story: Gleick's chief accuser at Heartland is a convicted felon, sent to federal prison for, wait for it: defrauding the EPA of $101,000 !
in 1991, Lehr resigned as executive director of the National Water Well Association and pleaded guilty to authorizing overcharges of $101,000 (by falsifying employee timesheets) to an EPA contract while he served as NWWA's ED. He and former Finance Director Keith Lelux were fined and sentenced to six months in prison, which they both served.
|While the law has no quarrel with Gleick Heartland President Joe Bast talks about him as though he were Heartland Dcience Director Lehr: |
" One of the biggest frauds committed by a scientist in the past year generated nary a peep of criticism from the scientific community. The criminal, who admitted to committing crimes that are punishable by years of imprisonment, continues to write and speak... His career hasn’t been adversely affected at all."