I'm angry but not a bit surprised.
A Bush administration official has been editing the content of environmental reports in such a way as to downplay the link between greenhouse gases and global warming. (Here's a link to the original New York Times article; free subscription is required.)
In handwritten notes on drafts of several reports issued in 2002 and 2003, the official, Philip A. Cooney, removed or adjusted descriptions of climate research that government scientists and their supervisors, including some senior Bush administration officials, had already approved. In many cases, the changes appeared in the final reports.
Mr. Cooney is chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the office that helps devise and promote administration policies on environmental issues.
Before going to the White House in 2001, he was the "climate team leader" and a lobbyist at the American Petroleum Institute, the largest trade group representing the interests of the oil industry. A lawyer with a bachelor's degree in economics, he has no scientific training.
The documents were obtained by The New York Times from the Government Accountability Project, a nonprofit legal-assistance group for government whistle-blowers.
I know there isn't a snowball's chance in a globally warmed Sahara Desert that Bush will reprimand or fire the guy, but the least the administration should do is to release the unedited versions of the reports so that people can read and compare.