Special Environmental Advisor
Andrew Bergman serves as POGO's Special Environmental Advisor, focusing on environmental accountability issues at the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, and other federal agencies. He's also the Director of Policy at the Sunlight Foundation's Web Integrity Project. Andrew is currently on leave from his Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Harvard University, and he graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Physics.
EPA lacks sufficient authority to propose the "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science" rule and the proposal itself is incomplete, ill-considered, and contrary to the Agency’s mission to protect the public and environment. Therefore, the Project On Government Oversight strongly urges the EPA to withdraw the rule.
As ethics problems pile up, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt should go.
The Environmental Protection Agency is especially slow at processing Freedom of Information Act requests for records in the Administrator’s office compared to the rest of the agency.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will testify today in front of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. POGO hopes for thorough answers about EPA accountability.