The U.N. has decided to investigate further into the email scandal known as "Climategate" because the research is linked to the work it has completed or promoted through its own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Rep. Darrell Issa said this is a "direct rebuke" of the Obama administration's refusal to look into the matter further. He went on to say that the integrity of the report they are basing their climate change policy on is being called into question.
"It is unconscionable that this administration and Congress is willing to abdicate responsibility of uncovering the truth to the United Nations," he said. The White House says one controversy does not undermine more reliable research going back decades.