Trump’s EPA Has Blocked Agency Grantees From Serving On Science Advisory Panels. Here Is What It Means

Trump’s EPA has blocked agency grantees from serving on science advisory panels. Here is what it means

Scott Pruitt is administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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By Warren CornwallOct. 31, 2017 , 6:04 PM
Scientists receiving grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), many of them leading university researchers, are being purged from the agency’s advisory boards. The move, announced today by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, bars scientists from serving on these boards if they are currently receiving money through an agency grant. It marks a major change in who can serve on the committees, which help steer EPA research and regulations by providing input on scientific questions.
Pruitt’s move comes after …

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