"Virginia Fight Over Climate Documents Will Continue"

"RICHMOND - The University of Virginia and an embattled climate scientist said Monday that it would continue to fight state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II's efforts to obtain documents related to a climate scientist's work, just hours after Cuccinelli reissued a civil subpoena for the papers.

The new Civil Investigative Demand revives a contentious fight  between Cuccinelli (R), a vocal global warming skeptic, and Virginia's flagship university over documents related to the research of Michael Mann, who worked at the university from 1999 to 2005. A judge blocked Cuccinelli's first bid to obtain the documents.

Mann, whose research concluded that the earth has experienced a rapid, recent warming, works at Penn State University."

Rosalind S. Helderman reports for the Washington Post October 4, 2010.

SEE ALSO:

"Cuccinelli's Attack on Climate Science Continues" (Mother Jones)

"Cuccinelli Revives Witch Hunt Against Michael Mann and Climate Science" (Huffington Post)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010