"Virginia Fight Over Climate Documents Will Continue"

"RICHMOND - The University of Virginia and an embattled climate scientist said Monday that it would continue to fight state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II's efforts to obtain documents related to a climate scientist's work, just hours after Cuccinelli reissued a civil subpoena for the papers.

The new Civil Investigative Demand revives a contentious fight  between Cuccinelli (R), a vocal global warming skeptic, and Virginia's flagship university over documents related to the research of Michael Mann, who worked at the university from 1999 to 2005. A judge blocked Cuccinelli's first bid to obtain the documents.

Mann, whose research concluded that the earth has experienced a rapid, recent warming, works at Penn State University."

Rosalind S. Helderman reports for the Washington Post October 4, 2010.


"Cuccinelli's Attack on Climate Science Continues" (Mother Jones)

"Cuccinelli Revives Witch Hunt Against Michael Mann and Climate Science" (Huffington Post)

Source: Wash Post, 10/06/2010