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Forwarded on behalf of Janet Clark.  Please do not reply to this message.  Please reply to p2tech@great-lakes.net

HI P2tech,

Your work in communities may be impacted by this.  I am forwarding this
from another list -- the citation is below.

Janet Clark
In the name of keeping sensitive information out of the hands of
terrorists, the Bush administration has restricted access to a broad
range of scientific research -- removing Internet links, deleting
information from websites, and even requiring federal librarians to
destroy a CD-ROM about public water supplies. The information
lockdown is making it tough for scientists to get their work done and
for the public to keep an eye on government goings-on; for example,
researchers at the University of Michigan lost access to a U.S. EPA
database that was crucial to their three-year study of
hazardous-waste facilities. Environmental organizations are dismayed
by the limited, expensive, or nonexistent access -- as are the
National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and
National Institute of Medicine. The heads of the three independent
academies sent a letter to President Bush Friday criticizing his
administration's creation of an ill-defined category of "sensitive
but unclassified" research that has been used to withdraw thousands
of reports and papers from the public eye.

From: Jeff Howard
To: envtecsoc@csf.colorado.edu
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 7:50 PM
Subject: restricted access to sci research

CNN.com, Associated Press, 15 Oct 2002

New York Times, William J. Broad, 19 Oct 2002

Janet Clark
Toxics Use Reduction Institute
University of Massachusetts
One University Ave
Lowell, MA 0`854-2866
Tel 978-934-3346, Fax 978-934-3050

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