EPA chemicals office tries to fight scientific misconduct

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“In a recent letter to Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), who chairs the House Oversight Subcommitte on Environment, the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said four scientist reported that midlevel managers made major changes to risk assessments (Greenwire, July 2).

Questions also emerged about the agency’s protocols on employees talking to reporters. While EPA Administrator Michael Regan had publicly committed to operating in a “fishbowl,” officials in the chemical’s office told staff they were not permitted to talk to the press without permission, according to emails obtained by PEER.”

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