My client Dr. David Lewis has written a story about his experience blowing the whistle at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is called, "EPA Fired Oil-Degradation Expert Concerned about Deepwater Oil Rigs: The Iron Horse of Science." It appears in the current issue of the monthly Pennsylvania publication The Order of the Earth. Click on September issue, and then go to page 7.
In 1998, the EPA transferred David to the University of Georgia in part to research how we might better respond to oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. The politics that ensued show why we need leadership from the top to remove politics from science.
David’s story will have particular appeal to alumni of the University of Georgia.
Photo by Walter Montgomery.