Scientists Grade Agencies On Media Policies

Law360, New York (October 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration have scored low marks for their practice of limiting the scientific information they release to the media, according to a report card by a group of scientists.

The Union of Concerned Scientists, which issued the report card Friday after a year of scouring press office policies at 15 federal agencies, found that overall the agencies did not deal with information requests in a consistent fashion and some agencies seemed uncertain about the policies they had...
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