Inside the EPA

Nov 27, 2017

Autumn Oczkowski made headlines earlier this month, not for her science, but for the fact that EPA leadership told her she couldn’t present that science at a conference about the future of Narragansett Bay. EPA leadership never said why they made that decision, but many assumed it was because climate change would be a major theme. A week later, though, Oczkowski was allowed to present her research at a different conference. It got us wondering what it’s like to be a government researcher when your science is caught in the political cross-hairs. We speak to Autumn Oczkowski, Research Ecologist in EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory.