Bloomberg Law
July 15, 2021, 8:19 PMUpdated: July 16, 2021, 4:45 PM

EPA Looks to Outside Help to Button Up Scientific Integrity (1)

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

The EPA chemicals office will soon hire an outside vendor to help it better understand problems employees face with scientific integrity, according to an internal email reviewed by Bloomberg Law.

The engagement of outside help appears to underscore Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan’s commitment to ensuring professionalism and restoring public trust in its science, especially in the wake of alleged violations during the Trump administration.

“It is wise to have fresh eyes look at these in the course of the review,” said Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Center for Science and Democracy.

EPA employees may ...