McCarthy Slams 'Dangerous Game' of Trying To Discredit Agency Science

"U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today struck back at EPA critics in a forceful address to scientists that defended agency actions on climate change, air quality issues and safe drinking water.

'With science as our North Star, EPA has steered America away from health risks and toward healthier communities and a higher overall quality of life,' she told the annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington. 'That's why it's worrisome that our science seems to be under constant assault by a small -- but vocal -- group of critics.'

She denounced critics for 'playing a dangerous game by discrediting the sound science' that EPA relies on."

Daniel Lippman reports for Greenwire April 28, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"EPA Chief Slams 'Secret Science' Claims" (E2 Wire/The Hill)

"EPA Chief Returns Fire in War Over Science" (National Journal)

"EPA Chief McCarthy Swipes at Critics Over 'Secret Science' Claims" (Natural Gas Intelligence)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014