Bush Closes Environmental Protection Agency Technical Research Libraries: Massive Volume Of Environmental Research To Become Suddenly "Unavailable"
"In an extraordinary letter of protest, representatives for 10,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency scientists are asking Congress to stop the Bush administration from closing the agency’s network of technical research libraries. The EPA scientists, representing more than half of the total agency workforce, contend thousands of scientific studies are being put out of reach, hindering emergency preparedness, anti-pollution enforcement and long-term research..."
"In his proposed budget for FY 2007, President Bush deleted $2 million of support for EPA’s libraries, amounting to 80% of the agency’s total budget for libraries. Without waiting for Congress to act, EPA has begun shuttering libraries, closing access to collections and reassigning staff."
"The Bush administration apparently decided that it was politically easier to close the libraries than to burn the books, although the end result will be the same..."
"In their letter, the EPA scientists cite library closures as 'one more example of the Bush administration’s effort to suppress information on environmental and public health-related topics.'"
The conservative authoritarian agenda continues. Any means to silence those who disagree with you is apparently A-OK.
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