Lisa Jackson has double-standards when it comes to paying for science and standards of view.
After talking about Republicans supposedly deriding science and scientists, at about 33:55 in the video of her Berkeley talk she says,
Now scientists are not blameless, here, because, I think, one of the things we haven’t done, at some point folks figured out that science wasn’t giving them the answers they liked. They started funding their own science and I do think there’s nothing wrong with that. Fund science. Fund anything you’re interested in. But I think we need scientists to be very clear about who’s paying for the science that they’re doing and to submit to the highest and most rigorous standards of review in doing their work.
While her aim was to smear industry-funded science, these sentiments would also apply to EPA-funded science — especially the vast majority of the air quality science the agency relies on. Not only does EPA pay for the science it wants, it then pays the same scientists to review their own work.
Her comment about the “highest and most rigorous standards of review” is a howler as the EPA actually helps hides data from the public so that it cannot be independently reviewed.