EPA Plans to Clean Up Troubled Chemical and Pesticide Programs

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“The Environmental Protection Agency laid out plans to improve scientific integrity today, including the creation of two internal science policy advisory councils. One will focus on the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics and the Office of Pesticide Programs and will be chaired by a science policy adviser, a new senior-level role within the agency. The EPA will also be overhauling its New Chemicals Division.

But Tim Whitehouse, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the organization representing the whistleblowers, is skeptical that the proposed changes will adequately address the extensive problems at the agency if the EPA doesn’t also punish staff members found to have violated scientific integrity.”