To subdue the enemy without fighting is the supreme excellence. - Sun Tzu

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

A Whistleblower Without a Face is Worthless

from this story by MSNBC which explained how the EPA blatantly ignored a study by Harvard which directly contradicted its politically motivated denial that tighter Mercury regulations would be beneficial.

But the EPA staff member involved with developing the rule said the reference deleted from rule-making documents would have told the public about the Harvard results. "The idea was to say Harvard School of Public Health had quantified these [cardiac] benefits and the amount of these benefits was -- " a blank that was to be filled in with a figure in the billions once the final report became available, said the staff member, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.

On the slim chance this gets back to you, Nameless EPA Staff Member: Say who you are next time. Show some confidence. If the corruption continues, resign and take your message to the media. Start a movement. Open eyes. Get things done.

As an honest employee of the EPA, logically you must honestly care about the environment. Therefore, shine the light on the cockroaches, even if it's your end. We're all soldiers, but you're on the front lines.


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