Monday, February 18, 2013

AT HEARTLAND, HATING SCIENCE IS A MATTER OF CONVICTION

WUWT's latest hate-in mourns The Heartland Institute's failed attempt to sicc federal prosecutors on Peter Gleick, who outed Watts demand for hundred grand to disinform gradeschoolers about basic climate science.

Though the law saw nothing criminal in  Gleick's public spirited fishing expedition, it remains a crime story , because his chief accuser , Heartland Institute 'Science Director' Jay Lehr , turns out to be a convicted felon, sent to Federal prison for, wait for it: defrauding the EPA of  $101,000 !


As the American Water Research Association  noted at the time :

While the law has no quarrel with Gleick  Heartland President Joe Bast talks about him as though he were Heartland Science 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."


http://aquadoc.typepad.com/waterwired/2012/05/heartland-institute-twofer-1-nice-billboards-2-dr-jay-lehrs-rant-lets-phase-out-epa.html