"EPA Experts Increasingly Shut Out of Public Statements, Some Complain"

"EPA political leadership is occasionally inserting new data and other information into public statements without final review from career policy specialists, EPA officials told Bloomberg BNA.

That strategy marks a departure from tradition from prior Democratic and Republican administrations, and career EPA officials told Bloomberg BNA the new protocol is sowing resentment among program offices staffed with career workers.

The officials also describe recent public statements on pollution discharges and other subjects as misleading and incompatible with extensive agency research. "

Brian Dabb reports for Bloomberg BNA's Daily Environment Report May 22, 2017.

Source: BNA, 05/23/2017