09 May '17, 2pm

EPA science advisers axed; execs from regulated industries to replace them

John Voelcker May 9, 2017 Follow John Add to circle Natural gas flaring from oil well [licensed under Creative Commons from Flickr user Sirdle] Enlarge Photo While much of the nation's capital is preoccupied with the unpredictable Trump administration and its possible ties to Russia, the fate of the Environmental Protection Agency generates less news coverage. That's not to say there hasn't been news. Administrator Scott Pruitt is proceeding swiftly with a radical plan to restructure—critics suggest "dismantle" might be a better word—the agency charged with protecting U.S. air, water, and land from pollution. DON'T MISS: Bill making it harder for scientists to sit on EPA Science Board advances (Mar 2017) Within six weeks of Trump's inauguration, the word "science" had quietly been removed from the mission statement of the agency's Science and Technology office. That was qu...

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