"Environmental Protection Agency Names New Scientific Integrity Chief"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday appointed Francesca Grifo as the agency’s official in charge of scientific integrity."

"In addition to overseeing the scientific integrity program, Grifo will chair an internal committee that deals with issues of standards, transparency and scientific freedom.

In 2009 President Obama issued a directive that ordered federal agencies to refocus on science and remove political pressure from science policy."

Julie Cart reports for the Los Angeles Times November 25, 2013.

Source: LA Times, 11/26/2013