“Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wrapped up a public comment period on its controversial plan to remove toxic PCBs from the Housatonic River. The agency said it hopes to issue its final plan by the end of the year.
Tim Whitehouse used to work at the EPA, as a senior attorney enforcing clean water and hazardous waste laws. Today he directs the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, a group that protects whistleblowers who work for environmental agencies. “Federal agencies always work to finalize their permits and regulations and policy objectives of the administration before they leave office and before an election,” Whitehouse said.”