Likins Administration participates in Barton controversy
Having spent so much time in the Eastern Hemisphere during the month of July, I have largely been unaware of national news back home, so I'm completely new to the controversy surrounding Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX).
Confirmed by multiple sources, Barton (who chairs the House Committee on Energy and Commerce) along with Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) (who chairs the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations), wrote memos dated June 23 to UA professor Malcolm Hughes and four of his collegues requesting data on a global warming study that apparently went all the way to the United Nations.
UA president Peter Likins has denounced Barton's actions with a memo of his own to deans, directors, and department heads.
Looks like petty bickering to me, though I still don't know much about this. I found it on Chris C Mooney, so check his blog for more details and links.