After the media picked up on Bruce Carson’s shenanigans, I quickly downloaded his speeches from the website of the Canada School of Energy and Environment, suspecting that important websites might soon go down the memory hole. I was right in principle, but wrong about the websites. The CSEE site is still unchanged, absent a brief message noting that Carson has taken a leave of absence. But two other relevant sites have vanished — those of H2O Water Pros (the company Carson lobbied for) and the Energy Policy Institute of Canada (the new industry climate change group that he co-chaired).
It’s possible that the sites simply went under thanks to the unexpected deluge of public interest in what were, until this past week, fringe institutions without a substantial public profile. The fact that H2O Water Pros has disappeared but its Indian Affairs project partner company, H2O Global Group, is still online speaks to that. Still, I have to wonder. If it was a mere service problem, they should have fixed it, but the sites have now been down for days. I hope they come back up. In the meantime I have the important details here.Tweet