GAO, Scientists Urge Greater Transparency At EPA

Law360, New York (August 27, 2009, 3:28 PM EDT) -- Despite the fact that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has changed course on a slew of Bush-era decisions, a representative of the Union of Concerned Scientists told a Senate committee the agency needed more reforms, such as whistleblower protection for scientists, to ensure that sound science guides policy decisions.

On Monday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing with UCS senior scientist Dr. Francesca Grifo, as well as an environmental director from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson...
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