US: EPA Closes Its Libraries, Destroys Documents
US: EPA Closes Its Libraries, Destroys Documents:
The EPA Closes Its Libraries, Destroys Documents
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun closing its nationwide network of scientific libraries, effectively preventing EPA scientists and the public from accessing vast amounts of data and information on issues from toxicology to pollution. Several libraries have already been dismantled, with their contents either destroyed or shipped to repositories where they are uncataloged and inaccessible.
if you remove the products of scientific practice, that is if you delete knowledge that is not broadly available, you increase the base of ignorance in society, which then enables you to mount counter-truth campaigns more effectively…. that is ‘destroy the libraries if you want people to believe things that go counter to the evidence in the libraries’.