GovExec Daily: EPA Policy and Science in the Biden Administration
Eric Katz joins the show to discuss how the agency says that it encourages open collaboration among employees, while some scientists have reported the opposite.
Early in 2020, EPA put out a directive that prohibits some scientists from discussing their work amongst themselves, but outside groups want the policy rescinded, saying that it prevents government scientists from properly protecting the public from hazardous materials. Others say the policy is difficult to justify. In an administration that pledged to be more amenable to science and science-based policy, the directive seems quite curious.
GovExec Senior Correspondent Eric Katz is covering the story. He joined the show to discuss the role of science in the Biden administration and EPA policy.
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