White House Undermines EPA on Cancer Risks, GAO Says

By H. Josef Hebert The Associated Press 4-28-08

Washington – The Bush administration is undermining the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to determine health dangers of toxic chemicals by letting nonscientists have a bigger – often secret – role, congressional investigators say in a report obtained by The Associated Press.

The administration’s decision to give the Defense Department and other agencies an early role in the process adds to years of delay in acting on harmful chemicals and jeopardizes the program’s credibility, the Government Accountability Office concluded.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042908T.shtml

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