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Tue May 25, 2021, 10:55 PM

EPA Admits to Altering Science Under Trump, Pledges New Course

Source: Govexec.com

Senior leaders at the Environmental Protection Agency improperly meddled in the work of career scientists when reviewing the approval of certain pesticides in 2018, according to a new report and the agency’s own admission.

The top officials changed and omitted items from documents related to the decision to grant licenses to three dicamba pesticides, the EPA inspector general found, and created a culture in which career employees felt “constrained” and “muted” from speaking up. In addition to violating EPA’s scientific integrity policies, the tampering left the agency vulnerable to lawsuits. The IG report followed widespread allegations of political interference in the work of career scientists under the Trump administration and comes amid a governmentwide Biden administration review into instances of such meddling.

The licenses for the pesticides, aimed at protecting cotton and soybean plants, were granted without the typical peer review panels. EPA scientists told the IG such reviews would not have impacted the results, due to the unusual level of involvement by several officials at the deputy assistant administration level. Those leaders removed career employees' assessment of concerns raised by stakeholders, the IG found, and the career staffers ultimately did not sign their names to final documents due to management’s revisions.

Read more: https://www.govexec.com/management/2021/05/epa-admits-altering-science-under-trump-pledges-new-course/174295/



They changed the data and damaged the nation.

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James48 May 2021 OP
Hugh_Lebowski May 2021 #1
Sherman A1 May 2021 #4
FakeNoose May 2021 #2
calimary May 2021 #3
Mr. Sparkle May 2021 #5
mahina May 2021 #6
mahina May 2021 #7
JudyM May 2021 #8

Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 10:59 PM

1. People should go to jail over this ... but of course they won't ...

More evidence of the way that RePuQs make sure that government doesn't work, since that's their whole schtick.

We really cannot let these fucking career criminals get back into power.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #1)

Wed May 26, 2021, 04:16 AM

4. Precisely

They need to be fired and face criminal penalties.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 11:32 PM

2. No ... they don't get the opportunity to fix this

They get fired and their REPLACEMENTS will fix it. These guys need to be shown the door.


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Response to James48 (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 01:32 AM

3. Damn them!

Adversely affecting people’s health, disease prevention, the climate crisis, and undoubtedly more.

BASTARDS!!!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 06:45 AM

5. These people need to be prosecuted. They must not get away with fraud ...

or the next time they are in power, they will commit it again.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 10:04 AM

6. By why? How do we find out if Trump actually took money to make this happen?

Why else? Will the trail be found?

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Wed May 26, 2021, 10:04 AM

7. By why? How do we find out if Trump actually took money to make this happen?

Why else? Will the trail be found?

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 01:35 PM

8. Glad the IG looked into it. What about CDC's IG... anything happening there, I wonder?

There should be serious career ramifications for this.

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