The EPA Is Axing 9 Scientists to Make Way For Industry

The Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly dismissed half the scientists serving on a crucial science review board. Nine of the 18 scientists serving on the Board of Scientific Counselors were notified via email Friday that they will not be coming back following the termination of their three year terms.

A spokesman for Scott Pruitt, the head of the EPA, told the New York Times that the agency is interested in recruiting representatives from industries affected by the EPA’s...

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