EPA Emissions Finding Lacked Proper Review: Watchdog

Law360, New York (September 28, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT) -- The inspector general of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that the agency failed to meet federal peer review requirements before publishing findings that showed greenhouse gases endangered public health.

“While it may be debatable what impact, if any, this had on EPA’s finding, it is clear that EPA did not follow all required steps for a highly influential scientific assessment,” EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins said in a statement.

The EPA published its conclusions in the Federal Register in December 2009, coupled with a...
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