The Guardian exposed emails between Trump and his associates to exploit information for industry gains:
“James Reilly, a former petroleum geologist and astronaut who is the director of the US Geological Survey, in a series of emails in 2018 asked scientists to ‘gin up’ emissions figures for him. He also said the numbers would make a ‘decent sound bite’ and acknowledged that wildfire emissions estimates could vary based on what kind of trees were burning but picked the ones that he said would make ‘a good story.’
“Scientists who reviewed the exchanges said that at best Reilly used unfortunate language and the department cherry-picked data to help achieve their pro-industry policy goals; at worst he and others exploited a disaster and manipulated the data.”
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