Journalists urge EPA to let scientific advisers speak freely to media

08/13/2014 | Hill, The

A group of journalism groups is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to allow its independent scientific advisers to talk freely to the media. In a letter to to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, the group calls on the agency to state that members of its Science Advisory Board and other science advisory committees can speak to the public and media "in a personal capacity without prior authorization from the agency." Earlier this year, the EPA's chief of staff told its advisers to "refrain from directly responding to external requests."

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