"NASA Public Relations Flap Follows Official to TVA"

"TVA's new spokesman — brought in to help rehab its credibility after the coal ash disaster — was enmeshed at his previous job at NASA in a Bush administration controversy in which climate change scientists said they were censored.

David Mould's name is sprinkled throughout a National Aeronautics and Space Administration inspector general's 2008 investigation report that says the agency's public affairs headquarters "managed the topic of climate change in a manner that reduced, marginalized, or mischaracterized climate change science."

The Tennessee Valley Authority hired Mould to oversee its public affairs operation last summer in the wake of its own inspector general's report castigating the public power producer on several grounds, including lack of transparency and accurate information after coal ash cascaded into an East Tennessee community and river."

Anne Paine reports for the Nashville Tennessean January 17, 2010.

Monday, January 18, 2010