Examining Decades of Data Manipulation at the United States Geological Survey, Oversight Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Natural Resources, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, December 6, 2016 [open pdf - 198KB]
This is the December 6, 2016 hearing on "Examining Decades of Data Manipulation at the United States Geological Survey" held before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Natural Resources. From the opening statement of Rep. Louie Gohmert: "Today, we will be examining decades of data manipulation that occurred within the United States Geological Survey, as well as the Agency's failure to take timely and appropriate corrective measures. USGS has been considered by many to be the gold standard of scientific integrity and reliability. That image has now been indelibly stained or, at best, profoundly shaken by the revelation of deliberate decades-long data manipulation. Incredibly, this committee has learned that the USGS had shut down the lab from the DOI's Office of Inspector General [Department of the Interior] months after it happened. In 2015, the Department of the Interior Scientific Integrity Review Panel investigating this manner concluded that there was a 'chronic pattern of scientific misconduct' at the inorganic laboratory in Colorado. The panel also concluded that the laboratory's chemist 'intentionally manipulated' data." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: William Werkheiser.
Serial No. 114-55
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