The Intercept

EPA Plans to Clean Up Troubled Chemical and Pesticide Programs

by The Intercept | October 14, 2021
“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 ...

EPA Officials Exposed Whistleblowers Three Minutes After Receiving Confidential Complaint

by The Intercept | September 30, 2021
“Within minutes of receiving a complaint from four Environmental Protection Agency whistleblowers in late June, an agency official shared the document with six EPA staffers, including at least one who was named in it, according to records obtained through the Freedom of Information ...

New Evidence of Corruption at EPA Chemicals Division

by The Intercept | September 18, 2021
“Scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency have provided The Intercept with new information showing that senior staff have made chemicals appear safer — sometimes dodging restrictions on their use — by minimizing the estimates of how much is released into the environment ...

Formaldehyde Causes Leukemia, According to EPA Assessment Suppressed by Trump Officials

by The Intercept | August 19, 2021
“Just knowing that the IRIS assessment acknowledges that formaldehyde causes myeloid leukemia is huge, regardless of what the value is,” Jennifer McPartland, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, said after being told about the main findings of the draft assessment. “ ...

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 ...