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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Update on the dismantling of the EPA libraries

Jeff Ruch, Writers on the Range: Why would a federal agency trash its libraries?  Summit Daily News, April 10, 2007.  Ruch is the Executive Director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which has led the fight to save the libraries.  Excerpt:

...As its in-house scientific staff shrinks, EPA is relying more and more heavily on corporate research in making health and safety decisions. This self-lobotomy at EPA will leave a public agency that is far less capable and independent, and as we enter the final months of the Bush administration, EPA managers seem determined to accelerate the self-destruction.