"NASA Punts on New Scientific Integrity Plan"

NASA is arguing that it doesn't have to come up with any changes in its scientific integrity policy -- including rules limiting how its scientists can talk to reporters. Most federal agencies are under White House orders to come up with new policies, although not all of them have made their draft policies public. Some of the policies for achieving the Obama administration's pledge of scientific openness are still secret.

Kate Sheppard reports for Mother Jones August 15, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Federal Agencies' Scientific Integrity Drafts Are In, but Many Are Closely Guarded" (Greenwire)

"Scientific Integrity Plans Make Headway" (Chemical & Engineering News)

"New EPA Scientific Integrity Plan Lacks Integrity" (Mother Jones)

"The Missing Scientific Integrity Policy! At Last! Sort of!" (Mother Jones)

"Watchdog: EPA Policy To Protect Scientists Is 'Pathetically Weak'" (E2 Wire)

Source: Mother Jones, 08/16/2011