"There's a very disturbing trend towards tightening of information under the current Bush administration... information that was routinely available has now been protected by a variety of rather draconian secrecy measures."
"If we're going to [allow] any government funded scientific data [to] be made available to anyone who requests it, we need [access to] corporate data...as well."
University of Texas
Center for Progressive Regulation
"I think Congress has done an abysmal job of oversight [of administration of the Federal Advisory Committee Act]. There were some very disturbing stories of what was going on....and Congress was not interested in taking a close look at this."
"In the federal civil service...scientists...are especially subject to retaliation if they are delivering accurate, but politically inconvenient findings."
Richard Condit General Counsel
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility