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White House ‘Integrity’ Framework Draws Stiff Criticism From Whistleblowers

by Inside EPA | January 24, 2023
OSTP has touted several elements of the framework as major steps forward for integrity protections, such as “a first-ever Government-wide definition of scientific integrity, a roadmap of activities and outcomes to achieve an ideal state of scientific integrity, a Model Scientific ...

PEER Seeks EPA Data To Assess Legality Of Controversial Cleanup Decision

by Inside EPA | December 29, 2022
An environmental whistleblower group is petitioning EPA to release records relating to the agency’s decision to uphold a controversial and precedent-setting Trump-era Superfund cleanup decision at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge nuclear site, signaling that it plans to use the ...

EPA Sues Over PFAS Contamination In Plastics, Claiming TSCA Violations

by Inside EPA | December 28, 2022
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) posted EPA’s Dec. 19 complaint as an addendum to its Dec. 27 release announcing a separate Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) suit that it and the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) filed against Inhance Technologies — ...

PEER Says EPA Failed To Document TSCA Science Integrity Investigations

by Inside EPA | December 14, 2022
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) says EPA has been “unable to account for” 53 investigations into claims of scientific integrity violations — many at the TSCA office — that it told the Office of Inspector General (OIG) it had closed in 2021-22, ...

Former EPA Officials Say ‘Clean’ CR Will Deepen TSCA Budget Struggle

by Inside EPA | September 27, 2022
Three former EPA officials say Congress’ new agreement on a continuing resolution (CR) extending fiscal year 2022 funding levels for EPA and most other agencies into December could be “problematic” for the TSCA program, following warnings by top officials that the office needs an ...
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