EPA Probing Alleged Collusion Between Ex-Staffer, Monsanto

By Kat Sieniuc (June 8, 2017, 6:14 PM EDT) -- The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general is looking into allegations that an EPA employee colluded with Monsanto to conduct a biased review of the pesticide glyphosate, the agency has said.

The preliminary inquiry into "several agency glyphosate review-related matters" comes after congressional and other requests to look into the matter, EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins Jr. said in a letter last week.

Elkins' office, which confirmed the probe to Law360 on Thursday, stressed that it is not the same as a criminal investigation.

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., asked Elkins in a May 19 letter to probe for any misconduct between the...

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