Sorry for the sarcastic title. But...while I'm horrified, I'm not really surprised at all. This tid bit comes from EcoGeek:
Science is science...right? EcoGeeks should be allowed to perform their duties to the best of their abilities. Even if they happen to work for a government that doesn't particularly love truth, they shouldn't feel any obligation to alter their studies or misrepresent their data. That's just not SCIENCE!
Well, throw away those notions, folks...the Union of Concerned Scientists just conducted a report in which they surveyed 1,586 people working for the EPA, and they found the following:
- 889 report that they have personally experienced political pressure in the course of performing their duties.
- 400 said that they had observed EPA administrators, appointed staff, and higher-ups misrepresenting their findings
- 285 said that they had observed incomplete or biased information used to justify policies and management decisions.
Makes me ill....