EPA Employees Allege Leaders Interfered With Science In Watchdog Survey

“More than 250 employees have had concerns that a manager or senior leader at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) possibly interfered with science, according to an internal watchdog report.

The report from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that almost 400 respondents in a 2018 survey who were “involved in science” said they had experienced but did not report potential violations of the EPA’s scientific integrity policy.

Of those, 251 reported that their concern involved “interference with science by a manager or senior Agency leader” and 175 reported that their concern involved “suppression or delay of release of scientific report or information.””

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill May 20, 2020.

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“Further Efforts Needed to Uphold Scientific Integrity Policy at EPA” (EPA OIG)