31 Oct '17, 3pm

EPA Limits Independent Science Advisors, Provokes Conflict of Interest Concerns

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board public meeting on fracking's effect on drinking water, June 14, 2016. YouTube EPA Limits Independent Science Advisors, Provokes Conflict of Interest Concerns U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) chief Scott Pruitt announced a new policy Tuesday to limit the presence of researchers who have received EPA research grants on the agency's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The move, which Pruitt has said will promote "objective, independent-minded" advisors, has been promoted by conservative think tanks and industry as a way of including more industry voices on advisory panels. A list provided to the Washington Post and E&E News of expected new appointees to the advisory board shows several industry representatives, government officials and outspoken proponents of deregulation. The move "bans some independent scie...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-science-advisors-2504339714....

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