09 May '17, 10pm

.@CenterforBioDiv seeks public records as @EPA @DOICareers dismiss scientists to accommodate polluters

For Immediate Release, May 9, 2017 Contact: Margaret Townsend, (971) 717-6409, [email protected] Records Sought as EPA, Interior Dismiss Scientists to Accommodate Industry Public Deserves Explanation of Scientist Removal From Federal Advisory Boards WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed public-records requests today seeking emails and other documents that illuminate the Trump administration’s sudden dismissal and suspension of scientists on advisory panels at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior . On Friday both the EPA and Interior Department announced their overhaul of the scientific advisory boards that inform how their agencies assess the science behind government policies. EPA and Interior officials began informing current members that their terms would not be renewed, with notifications continuing over...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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