A nice job if you can get it

What happens to poor White House appointees who get caught editing out the impacts of climate change? The oil industry takes care of them.

A former White House official and one-time oil industry lobbyist whose editing of government reports on climate change prompted criticism from environmentalists will join Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil company said Tuesday.

The AP report above mentions that the leaked documents came originally from the Government Accountability Project, a program that defends whistleblowers. The former appointee and incoming oil exec was not the whistleblower. Instead,

Rick Piltz, who resigned in March from the government office that coordinates federal climate change programs, made the documents — showing handwritten edits by Cooney — available to the Project on Government Accountability and, in turn, to news media.

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