OMB's Role In EPA IRIS Process Too Big: GAO

Law360, New York (September 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Tempers flared during a congressional oversight hearing on the influence of politics in science at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday over reports by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

The hearing – held by the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce – examined the scientific integrity of the EPA and allegations of political interference. Much of the debate also focused on the EPA's Integrated Risk Information System, which provides detailed information...
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