The article talks about the administrations promises vs actions on science-based policy, but has the great quote:
“You can’t enforce a principle, without a rule,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a whistleblower group that he describes as “sort of a shelter for battered staff.” Ruch’s group is calling attention to the one-year anniversary of the blown deadline in hopes of spurring action.
“The reason that the Bush people were able to manipulate science is because there are no rules against it. And there still aren’t,” Ruch said.
“For changes to be meaningful and lasting, the White House must provide specific guidelines, they must provide a timeline and they must present benchmarks for agency performance, so we can measure the agencies and assure accountability,” said Francesca Grifo, director of the scientific integrity project at the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Or as the saying goes, Trust but Verify.
(Trust No One?