EPA Closes Its Libraries, Destroys Documents

The Alliance for Human Research Protection joins the effort of Union of Concerned Scientists to stop Stephen Johnson and the U.S. Evironmental Protection Agency from engaging in irresponsible conduct–much like marauders–who have embarked on destroying valuable data!

This is tantamount to Book Burning that the Nazis engaged in to eliminate from the public record information they did not want YOU or future generations to know.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains a nationwide network of 27 libraries that provide critical scientific information on human health and environmental protection, not only to EPA scientists, but also to other researchers and the general public. The EPA libraries are located in each of 10 regions of the country, at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. and at various EPA laboratories specializing in certain aspects of environmental protection.  See: http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/interference/epa-libraries.html

Take action: call (telephone # below), write your Congress person and Senator

WHERE IS THE FREE PRESS????????

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http://ucsaction.org/campaign/12_5_06_EPA_Shuts_Down_Libraries
The EPA Closes Its Libraries, Destroys Documents

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun closing its nationwide network of scientific libraries, effectively preventing EPA scientists and the public from accessing vast amounts of data and information on issues from toxicology to pollution. Several libraries have already been dismantled, with their contents either destroyed or shipped to repositories where they are uncataloged and inaccessible.

Members of Congress have asked the EPA to cease and desist. Please call EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson at (202) 564-4700 and tell him that scientists and the public should retain access to this information. Urge him to immediately halt the dismantling of the library system until Congress approves the EPA budget and all materials are readily available online.

Please Note: We’ve received reports that some EPA receptionists are denying closing the libraries and destroying documents, telling UCS supporters that UCS is spreading misinformation, and claiming that they are simply restructuring and modernizing the system. They’re also saying  that it is more effective to call Congress about this issue. Click here for evidence of why these arguments don’t hold water.

Contact: Vera Hassner Sharav
veracare@ahrp.org