Science And Journalism Groups Accuse EPA Of Stopping Science Advisers From Talking To Press

“The groups criticized the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday for limiting its independent scientific advisers from speaking directly to the press.

“The new policy undermines EPA’s efforts to increase transparency. It also contradicts the EPA’s new scientific integrity policy as well as the Science Advisory Board’s handbook,” the groups said in a letter sent to EPA head Gina McCarthy. “In addition, the new policy only reinforces any perception that the agency prioritizes message control over the ability of scientists who advise the agency to share their expertise with the public.”

Source: thinkprogress.org

GR:  Really nothing new here; just a reminder that our public servants always feel more comfortable when we don’t know what they are doing.

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