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Congressional Investigators Fault EPA’s Methods for Library Closures

12:40 PM MDT | April 1, 2008 | Kara Sissell

EPA’s decision to close some of its library services to meet budgetary goals was made without properly ensuring continued library services to staff and the public, according to a recent report by congressional investigators. A moratorium on changes to the library system should continue until EPA has assessed the effect on resource availability, says the Government Accountability Office (GAO; Washington), an investigative arm of the U.S. Congress. EPA had proposed digitizing its libraries to comply with a 2007 funding cut, but critics say some of the library...

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