GAO To Probe Whether Trump Is Protecting Agencies’ Scientific Integrity

"The Government Accountability Office will look into whether the Trump administration is safeguarding scientific integrity.

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) asked the GAO to investigate the issue on Sept. 25, calling media reports of political appointees screening Environmental Protection Agency grants and officials at multiple agencies purging references to climate change and other scientific information “troubling.”

“It is vital that science be impartial and free from interference, suppression or distortion,” wrote Nelson, the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee."

Juliet Eilperin reports for the Washington Post October 11, 2017.

Source: Washington Post, 10/12/2017