Monday, July 28, 2008

Environmental protection staff gagged in Bush era

Bush and his attack dog at EPA, Administrator Stephen Johnson

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering its staff to "not respond to questions or make any statements" if contacted by congressional investigators, reporters or even by its own Office of Inspector General, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The order reinforces a growing bunker mentality within an EPA that is the subject of a growing number of probes into political interference with agency operations.

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