How Biden’s team rushed to dump a Trump-era PFAS assessment

by E&E News | September 1, 2021
“Kyla Bennett, who directs science policy for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, meanwhile expressed alarm. The conversations, she said, “prove what we always suspected — Trump Administration political appointees improperly manipulated science at EPA,” ...

EPA exposed for hiding chemical risks, favoring corporate interests

by US Right To Know | August 31, 2021
“In June 2021, four EPA scientists, each working within the agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), publicly accused the the EPA of deliberate tampering with chemical risk assessments. The four whistleblowers made their complaints public through a group ...

POSTED IN CHESAPEAKE BAY ‘Forever chemicals’ from Navy lab flowing into the Chesapeake Bay

by The Southern Maryland Chronicle | August 30, 2021
“In the wake of high PFAS levels found in groundwater at Naval Air Station Patuxent in St. Mary’s County, an independent lab analysis commissioned by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility last year found higher levels in an oyster, blue crab, and striped bass caught ...

Group’s Allegations of Destroying Records Spur EPA Investigation

by Bloomberg Law | August 27, 2021
“The EPA says it will fully investigate allegations from a public interest group that it illegally destroys the original versions of its internal communications and draft documents once they’re edited, according to an agency spokesman. The Environmental Protection Agency pledged to ...

EPA is falsifying risk assessments for dangerous chemicals, say whistleblowers

““The depth of it is pretty horrifying,” said Kyla Bennett, New England director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a non-profit whose attorneys are representing the four scientists. “I don’t sleep at night knowing what I know from the whistleblowers ...