We recently commented on the tangle of federal nano-related EHS research roadmaps. Environment and Energy Daily (E&E Daily) recently reported on a debate before the House Science and Technology Committee regarding funding for such efforts and whether or not several existing federal roadmaps are adequate. Chairman Bart Gordon (D-Texas) is quoted as saying the NNI’s EHS plan "must be improved quickly by developing and implementing a strategic research plan that specifies near-term and long-term goals, sets milestones and timeframe for meeting near-term goals . . ." However, a representative from the President’s Council on Advisors on Science and Technology evidently responded to E&E Daily by indicating "We have a high-level strategy already, but for some reason people don’t want to face it. I’m confused by it." The debate (and tangle) thickens.
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