political interference

Gag Order Imposed on U.S. EPA Staff

Gag Order Imposed on U.S. EPA Staff

WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering its staff to “not respond to questions or make any statements” if contacted by congressional investigators, reporters or its own Office of Inspector General, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER. “The order reinforces a growing…

Canada, U.S., Mexico Accused of Interference with NAFTA Watchdog

Canada, U.S., Mexico Accused of Interference with NAFTA Watchdog

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, April 24, 2008 (ENS) – An international coalition of academics, environmental, and conservation groups today called on the governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada to “stop interfering” with the tri-national Commission for Environmental Cooperation, CEC, particularly its core citizen complaint procedure. The 20 groups and individuals say in their letter…

Climate Scientist James Hansen Honored for Speaking Truth to Power

Climate Scientist James Hansen Honored for Speaking Truth to Power

BOSTON, Massachusetts, February 17, 2008 (ENS) – James Hansen, a federal government scientist who has spoken out about human influence on the global climate despite political pressure to alter his message, is the recipient of the 2007 Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS. The…