Staffers Face ‘Intense Pressure’ On New Chemicals, Whistleblowers Say

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“Four EPA scientists who are seeking an Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation into EPA’s new chemicals program say office leaders imposed “intense pressure” to speed chemical reviews and avoid stringent risk findings, and frequently overrode staffers’ judgment in efforts to cut the backlog of chemical filings.

According to the whistleblower group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which is representing the scientists, they are seeking the OIG investigation of the alleged misconduct and have asked Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), who chairs the environment panel of the House Oversight Committee, to “ensure” that investigation happens.”

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