Philip A. Cooney, the former White House staff member who repeatedly revised
government scientific reports on global warming, will go to work for Exxon Mobil
this fall, the oil company said yesterday.
Bush Aide Softened Greenhouse Gas Links to Global Warming (June 8, 2005) Mr.
Cooney resigned as chief of staff for President Bush's environmental policy
council on Friday, two days after documents obtained by The New York Times
revealed that he had edited the reports in ways that cast doubt on the link
between the emission of greenhouse gases and rising temperatures.
A former lawyer and lobbyist with the American Petroleum Institute, the main
lobbying group for the oil industry, Mr. Cooney has no scientific training. The
White House, which said on Friday that there was no connection between last
week's disclosure and Mr. Cooney's resignation, repeated yesterday that his
actions were part of the normal review process for documents ...