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Saturday, December 09, 2006

What Are They Trying to Hide?

EPA Scrubbing Library Website to Make Reports Unavailable
Agency Sells $40,000 Worth of Furniture and Equipment for $350

In defiance of Congressional requests to immediately halt closures of library collections, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is purging records from its library websites, making them unavailable to both agency scientists and outside researchers, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). At the same time, EPA is taking steps to prevent the re-opening of its shuttered libraries, including the hurried auctioning off of expensive bookcases, cabinets, microfiche readers and other equipment for less than a penny on the dollar.


Last month without notice to its scientists or the public, EPA abruptly closed the OPPTS Library, the agency's only specialized research repository on health effects and properties of toxic chemicals and pesticides. The web purge follows reports that library staffers were ordered to destroy its holdings by throwing collections into recycling bins.

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XX My comment: Really, there are time when I think Washington DC has just gone insane. What could the EPA possibly be trying to hide through this action? It seems to be something related to toxic chemicals and/or pesticides. We could speculate from here to Doomsday ... it's all in trash heap now.

What does this have to do with natural resources or commodities? Well, they're selling $40,000 worth of office furniture and equipment in lots for $350. I need new office furniture. Heck, I need to get me some o' that!


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