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NOAA chief scientist reportedly investigating agency’s backing of Trump’s claims about hurricane

NOAA chief scientist reportedly investigating agency’s backing of Trump’s claims about hurricane

NOAAThe chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration said in an email that he will be investigating the  agency’s response to President Trump’s claims that Hurricane Dorian posed a threat to Alabama. The Washington Post reported Monday  that Craig McLean, NOAA’s acting chief scientist, wrote an email to  colleagues that said the agency’s response to Mr. Trump’s claims were  “political” and a “danger to public health and safety.”

“I am pursuing the potential violations of our NOAA Administrative  Order on Scientific Integrity,” McLean wrote, according to the  Washington Post.

Last week, Mr. Trump held up a NOAA map that  appeared to have been altered with a black pen to show a projection of  the storm possibly striking Alabama. On Friday, NOAA backed up the  president’s ongoing assertions that the state appeared initially to be  in the path of the hurricane.

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