After officials appointed by presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) deleted references to climate change from a report on Galveston Bay, other scientists asked that their names be disassociated from the report.
Denial and suppression of established climate science has become a litmus test for primary candidates from the GOP, which is heavily funded by oil, coal, and other fossil-fuel interests.
- "Professor Says State Agency Censored Article," Houston Chronicle, October 10, 2011, by Harvey Rice.
- "Rick Perry Officials Spark Revolt After Doctoring Environment Report," Guardian, October 14, 2011, by Suzanne Goldenberg.