The Commerce Department is investigating claims by one of its former scientists that an Obama administration climate change study was rushed out using "unverified" data.
Republican lawmakers are waiting for an update on the federal probe, which was initiated a month ago. But a Commerce Department spokesman declined to comment on any of its specifics.
"They will be holding a third-party investigation into the process related to this study," said a senior GOP aide on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, which has begun its own probe into what it describes as agency "misconduct" involving the scientific process.
The committee's chairman, Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, said last month that the new "revelations raise additional questions as to whether the science at [Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] is objective and free from political interference."
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