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EPA Gives Science a Bigger Voice

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Science  10 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5570, pp. 1005
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5570.1005a

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Last week, Administrator Christine Todd Whitman of the Environmental Protection Agency announced that she is beefing up the science team that helps develop regulations and plans to name Paul Gilman, the new head of EPA's Office of Research and Development, as her science adviser. The latter step is in part a reaction to legislation passed last month by the House of Representatives to create a science czar to oversee EPA research, an idea Whitman views as an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy.