Public Employees Bash EPA Science Integrity Rules

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT) -- A group of government scientists and other officials on Monday criticized a recently released U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy aimed at protecting the integrity of scientific research and promoting transparency, calling the plan “pathetically weak.”

In a statement, Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, accused the EPA of issuing the weakest scientific integrity rules of any federal agency by far.

The environmental regulator crafted the policy, released Friday, in response to a 2010 memorandum from the White House Office of Science and...
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