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Hundreds of Scientists report political pressure to alter findings, data.

While this applies most directly to EPA studies, it certainly seems reasonable to associate this government behavior to NIST, FEMA, and other government agencies that conduct research, especially research and analysis on 9-11 related issues. One can only wonder how much influence has been applied to well-meaning scientists under government payrolls to overlook or dismiss counter-evidence in controlled demolition scenarios at the World Trade Center.

from Raw Story:

http://www.rawstory.com/news/mochila/EPA_scientists_complain_about_polit_04232008.html

Survey shows hundreds of EPA scientists complaint about political pressure.

H. JOSEF HEBERT
AP News

Apr 23, 2008 10:54 EST

Hundreds of Environmental Protection Agency scientists complain they have been victims of political interference and pressure from superiors to skew their findings, according to a survey released Wednesday by an advocacy group.

The Union of Concerned Scientists said that more than half of the nearly 1,600 EPA staff scientists who responded online to a detailed questionnaire reported they had experienced incidents of political interference in their work.