EPA Accused of Self-Censorship

The Environmental Protection Agency removes key objections from a report prepared by professional staff concerning President Bush's plan to end the moratorium on road-building in National Forests .
December 8, 2004, 2pm PST | Michael Dudley
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“'Things have gotten pretty extreme when the Environmental Protection Agency is no longer permitted to voice environmental concerns,' stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch. This latest act of self-censorship adds to a recent pattern in which EPA’s pollution-related concerns have been squelched from inter-agency communications. Similar objections by EPA specialists to Bush Administration plans to allow snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park, to greatly expand coal bed methane production on federal range lands and to exempt Pentagon agencies from toxic waste regulations have all been excised from official correspondence."

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 in Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
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