by Jack Fitzpatrick
October 31, 2016
A scientist involved in an international organization researching cancer offered his resignation in April because of uncertainty over whether its documents were subject to U.S. public records laws, according to emails obtained by Morning Consult.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has been under scrutiny since it published a March 2015 report saying the widely used herbicide glyphosate could cause cancer in humans. That finding is disputed by other scientific agencies. IARC is a subset of the World Health Organization…
David Schnare, general counsel for the Energy & Environment Legal Institute, rejected IARC’s reasoning. “The string they’re trying to pull is that IARC claims any email it sends, it owns, and it is not subject to federal or state public records requests,” Schnare said. “That’s pure nonsense.”