White House plan aims to protect science from politics

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Kyla Bennett, a national director for the group Public Employees for Environmental Protection, has been critical of EPA’s handling of longstanding problems in its chemical office (Greenwire, Dec. 23, 2021).

She applauded the report’s mention of minimizing conflicts of interest and holding managers accountable but asked — when and how?

“Kudos to them for at least mentioning the two big elephants in the room,” Bennett said. “But we need to now clean up that elephant shit and figure out ways to prevent the elephants from getting in the room ever again.”

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