But EPA needs more than Ehlers' remedies, which are like trying to stop a charging rhino with a pea shooter. In fact, a similar strategem failed miserably earlier in the tenure of EPA chief Carol Browner. What has never been addressed is the fundamental problem that adherence to scientific principles in the formulation of policy has long been alien to EPA's "corporate culture."
An expert panel commissioned by then-EPA administrator William Reilly reported in 1992 that:
* "The science advice...
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