US EPA downplays risks of new chemicals, agency scientists say

by c&en | August 6, 2021
“The complaints, filed through the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), claim that EPA managers succumb to pressure from manufacturers and intimidate scientists into approving new chemicals when they have insufficient data to make a safety determination ...

Whistleblowers Say EPA Managers Engaged in Corrupt and Unethical Practices, Removed Findings and Revised Conclusions

“The organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has filed complaints with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on behalf of four EPA whistleblower scientists. The scientists maintain that during the ...

Leaked Audio Shows Pressure to Overrule Scientists in “Hair-on-Fire” Cases

by The Intercept | August 4, 2021
“Through documents, interviews, and a written disclosure that they provided exclusively to The Intercept, the EPA inspector general, and select members of Congress, these government scientists have detailed some extreme examples of interference with the scientific evaluation of ...

NGOs and PFAS: A New Element of Disclosure

by JD Supra | July 30, 2021
“Recent NGO activity regarding pesticides and PFAS took state and federal regulators by surprise and has resulted in scrutiny of products that do not traditionally contain PFAS chemicals. For example, the NGO Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) purchased an off- ...