House Passes Bill that Prohibits Expert Scientific Advice to the EPA

Sequestered Science: The Consequences of Undisclosed Knowledge

EPA Library Closings Limit Researchers' Access to Information

Chinese charater for knowledge is power

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Throughout history humans have formed groups that hold knowledge close.

By doing so these groups gain an advantage by using specialized knowledge.

Obvious examples of a material advantage can be seen in armaments.

Steel long sword, short and long bow, then gunpowder, bullets and finally nuclear warheads.

The most obvious examples of a spiritual or psychological advantage can still be seen in the major institutionalized religious centers of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism that drew people in off the land and into colonies.

When a corporation owns knowledge it is proprietary knowledge.

Proprietary knowledge has created adverse effects for the human race.

Proprietary knowledge includes the true status of DynCorp activities in Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Proprietary knowledge includes chemical industry knowledge that asbestos, lead, mercury, fluoride, polychlorinated biphenyls, perfluorooctanoic acid, polytetrafluoroethylene, bisphenol A, phthalates, pyrethroids, 1,2-dichloroethane, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, perchlorate and trichloroethylene are harmful to the environment and to human health.

As corporations always search for strategic advantages barriers to access proprietary knowledge have always been erected.

Corporations, just like individuals, can easily become reactive and spread themselves thin as they vainly seek to sense and respond to all stimuli.

Unless they have a clear sense of direction that can help them filter and prioritize knowledge flows that matter, they will be easily distracted.

"Filtering knowledge flows and engaging with knowledge flow participants matters little if we lack the ability to apply the knowledge acquired.

Once a critical mass of knowledge flows is achieved, flows begin to concentrate at an increasing rate and the value generated from these flows grows exponentially." - John Hagel III and John Seely Brown

A shift is now underway in which it is easier to access unknown knowledge flows due to the internet.

This shift undermines the structural advantage of knowledge barriers erected by corporations by systematically reducing those barriers.

"The free use of scientific discoveries is increasingly limited by legal ownership over their applications.

In the realm of biomedical science, the traditional free exchange of information, strains of organisms, and so forth is crumbling because genetically engineered micro-organisms can now be patented; that is, made into property.

In the past, scientific progress was based on coöperation more than competition: People shared new results in journals and through informal exchange, protected by their university salaries from the compulsion to profit financially from their work.

Now that careers depend in part on corporate research funding and now that researchers and universities have a pecuniary interest in patenting results, a new era of secrecy has dawned.

It originates from the profit potential inherent in the patentability of new pharmaceuticals and genetically modified organisms.

Contrary to the Founders' intentions, intellectual property in this case stymies scientific development, because science progresses by building on the results of previous science.

When the incentive is to conceal instead of reveal, this is no longer possible.

What else could we expect from the conversion of scientific knowledge into property, which is nothing else than the enclosure of part of the commons into a private holding?" - Charles Eisenstein

Intellectual property rights were initiated to compensate the creator of an original work - not to protect the withholding of scientific knowledge that could help alleviate human misery for one hundred years while filling the coffers of the international corporation with ill-gotten gains.

Allowing corporations to withhold proprietary knowledge that could benefit the human race is immoral and constitutes a crime against humanity.

Critical proprietary knowledge ownership by global amalgamations is paid for with avoidable human suffering and avoidable loss of human life.

2003 Environmentalists sight environmental impact studies to point out that federal land-use plans for national parks and forests will have long-term negative effects on the environment.

Solution: Feds stop conducting environmental impact studies and begins shuttering Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) libraries.

2004 Department of Education data shows public charter schools, promoted as a solution to public school woes, are lagging regular public schools in performance.

Solution: Feds stop collecting data on charter school performance.

2005 Congressionally mandated annual State Department report on international terrorism showed that terrorism worldwide is on the rise.

Solution: Feds stop inclusion of statistics on international terrorism.

2006 Feds decide public information in many federal libraries should no longer be publically available.

This is not the first time.

HW Bush operatives stripped American libraries of cannabis knowledge after Reagan became president.

The knowledge proved cannabis should not be Schedule I.

Thousands of people lose access to research materials as the US government closes and downsizes libraries that house collections vital to scientific investigation and the enforcement of environmental laws.

The work of John C. Mather, leading to the astrophysicist's sharing of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for shedding new light on the Big Bang theory of creation, was done at the NASA library in Greenbelt, Maryland one of the libraries slated for closure.

"It is completely absurd. The library is a national treasure. It is probably the single strongest library for space science and engineering." - John C. Mather, 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics

The political solutions of information withdrawal cover-up corporate wrongdoing and grease the wheels of corruption.

The GSA headquarters library where patrons conduct research on real estate, telecommunications and government finance is shuttered.

DOE headquarters library collects literature for government scientists and citizens on the effects of radiation exposure is shuttered.

Environmental Protection Agency headquarters library as well as the chemical library in the nation's capital that helped toxicologists assess health effects of pesticides and chemicals as well as regional libraries in Chicago, Kansas City and Dallas are shuttered.

EPA libraries handled more than 134,000 research requests the previous year.

EPA libraries house and catalog an estimated 50,000 documents on environmental issues available nowhere else, serve as the institutional repositories for internal documentation and commercially published literature about a broad array of environmental topics including the Clean Air Act, mercury and pesticides, and global climate change and operate public reading rooms that provide access to EPA publications and databases.

"Crucial information generated with taxpayer dollars is now not available to the public and the scientists who need it.

This is the beginning of the elimination of all these government libraries.

We have an administration that does not have a commitment to access to information." - Emily Sheketoff, American Library Association's

"The Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) wish to express our concern regarding the $2.5 million cut to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library Network that was included in the FY07 President's budget request.

This $2.5 million cut would reduce the EPA Library Network's budget by 80%. The EPA has already begun to shut down its libraries and to reassign staff.

We understand that EPA library services are now greatly reduced or no longer available to the general public in agency regional offices serving 19 states." - Jean Shipman, AHIP, President Medical Library Association & Logan Ludwig, President Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries

"We understand that the EPA is in the process of closing libraries and dispersing and destroying materials.

Over the past 36 years, EPA libraries have accumulated a vast and invaluable trove of public health and environmental information, including at least 504,000 books and reports, 3,500 journal titles, 25,000 maps, and 3.6 million information objects on microfilm.

EPA officials are dismantling what is likely one of our country's most comprehensive and accessible collections of environmental materials.

These actions are being undertaken in accordance with the budget request the President submitted for fiscal year 2007.

Congress, however, has approved neither the President's 2007 budget request nor the library closure." - Bart Gordon, Ranking Member Committee on Science; John D. Dingell, Ranking Member Committee on Energy and Commerce; Henry Waxman, Ranking Member Committee on Government Reform; James L. Oberstar, Ranking Member Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

March 20, 2007 A memorandum from Daniel B. Mulhollan, the director of the Congressional Research Service, directed all agency staffers to not allow any information to be disseminated to the public.

The Congressional Research Service in the past released information that it had gleaned at taxpayer's expense.

The idea was the spreading of knowledge gathered at the public's expense.

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