This weekend the AP ran this article detailing the decade-long struggle of EPA whistleblower Dr. David Lewis. Lewis, an internationally renowned microbiologist, first ran into trouble at the agency when he questioned the science behind the policy of allowing farmers to use sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plants as free fertilizer. He was eventually forced from the agency because of his dissenting views on the subject, and since that time he has compiled research supporting his claims that this practice, although a financial boon for farmers, can cause illness or death in consumers.
Lewis sums up his case by saying: "Science is getting trumped by politics and I want that fixed,"
More information about Dr. Lewis is available on the National Whistleblower Center website.