EPA To Staff: Don't Talk

Law360, New York (July 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., watchdog group this week leaked a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency e-mail advising staff not to speak to the media or even EPA's Inspector General, prompting an outcry from a U.S. senator who has been sparring with the agency.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and three other senators called for EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson's resignation Tuesday, charging him with secrecy and doing the Bush administration's bidding.

“Administrator Johnson is hiding behind false claims of privilege,” she said in a statement. She said the EPA's warning...
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