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Science Transparency
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Aug 13, 2014 02:09 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Members of EPA scientific advisory boards have been asked not to talk to the press even though policy allows them to do so, a handful of science and journalism groups said in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and other agency officials.

These boards advise EPA on the science used as a basis for agency regulations, including the Clean Water Act. Although EPA released data on the science of connectivity as it relates to defining waters of the U.S., members of the scientific advisory board involved are not readily available for interviews.

In a letter sent ...

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