The Intercept

Whistleblowers Expose Corruption in EPA Chemical Safety Office

by The Intercept | July 2, 2021
“Managers and career staff in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention tampered with the assessments of dozens of chemicals to make them appear safer, according to four scientists who work at the agency. The whistleblowers, whose jobs ...

The Department of Yes

by The Intercept | June 30, 2021
“After trying, and failing, to protect human health by calling attention to the tumors caused by bifenthrin, the EPA pesticide assessor had several requests to be appointed to relevant committees denied, a development they felt was retaliation for raising concerns about the pesticide ...

The Fight to Clean Up the EPA

by The Intercept | April 26, 2021
“The Environmental Protection Agency recently acknowledged what was plain to most outside observers throughout the Trump era. “Over the past few years, I am aware that political interference sometimes compromised the integrity of our science,” Michal Freedhoff, acting assistant ...

Environmental Group Charges EPA With Ignoring Evidence of Cancer

by The Intercept | February 25, 2021
“An assessment of a pesticide that the Environmental Protection Agency issued last year is fraudulent, according to a complaint the environmental group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility submitted to the EPA’s Office of Inspector General today. The complaint accuses ...

Money and Politics Could Doom the Florida Panther — and the Endangered Species Act

by The Intercept | January 24, 2021
“Florida’s Collier County is a place of conflict and contradiction. Its southeastern flank features sprawling public landscapes like Big Cypress National Preserve, that wild redoubt of rare orchids and alligator wallows. Its western edge is home to some of the state’s most ...