EPA union officials: Stephen Johnson subverted staff on global warming sound science and policy


McClatchy Washington Bureau reported: “Environmental Protection Agency chief Stephen Johnson stunned his staff last month when he publicly opposed their proposals for regulating greenhouse gas emissions, four union officials representing EPA staff working on global warming policies said in a letter [to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson].”  The letter, released on August 5 by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), alleges that Johnson subverted the work of EPA staff and damaged the agency’s reputation for “sound science and policy.”  A news release by PEER says: “The professional staff charged with developing greenhouse gas regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency want Administrator Stephen Johnson to come clean on how decisions were reached on key climate change issues.


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