Smokescreen: Years of internal complaints suggest air agency’s favoritism toward polluters

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“Because the division’s practices are currently undergoing review as part of an independent investigation facilitated by the Attorney General’s Office, the division will not comment further at this time,” he added.

The three modelers are far from the first employees to voice such concerns. Two other employees had previously lodged similar objections to supervisors about the APCD’s modeling practices, according to internal emails submitted as part of the whistleblower complaint. In a May request to Weiser to expand the scope of the state’s investigation, the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility indicated that several other current and former state employees had come forward, and multiple former staffers have spoken to Newsline and other media outlets to echo the whistleblowers’ claims.

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