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As agency faces political heat, new science adviser joins the fray

As Republicans in Congress continue to batter U.S. EPA over its "job-killing" regulations, Glenn Paulson is about to take on one of the agency's most difficult positions: science adviser. The longtime environmental health expert will be responsible for the integration of scientific research into agency decisionmaking -- a daunting task during a time when the agency is undergoing more scrutiny than ever.

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