Press Access Issues in Agency Science Policies Still Unclear, Imperfect

January 12, 2012

Environmental journalists are still waiting to see whether EPA revises the draft Scientific Integrity Policy in which it claims the right to keep scientists from talking to reporters without press office permission — and have Saddam-style "minders" sit in on interviews.

EPA is one of the dwindling number of agencies who have not yet finalized the policies requested by the White House last year.

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