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The First Cut (of EPA Advisory Committees) is the Deepest

, Lead science and policy analyst

Today, EPA announced that as a result of the President’s short-sighted and misguided executive order issued by President Trump in June, it was cutting two committees: the Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) and the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). Both of these committees have been utilized by the agency for decades, were meeting regularly (monthly for ELAB) under the Trump administration, and were so well-established that they even had logos. EPA recognized that these committees were valuable, but “in comparison with the other eligible FACs,” their work wasn’t valuable enough. Read more >

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The Trump Administration’s Hostility Toward Independent Expert Advice Spirals Out of Control

, Lead science and policy analyst

This is an attack on the way that facts and verified information feed into our government. Its very premise threatens our democracy. Read more >

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Independent Science Takes Another Hit at the EPA: New Science Advisory Board Members Announced

, Lead science and policy analyst

The EPA released the names of eight new members yesterday. The verdict? Acting Administrator Wheeler is continuing the trend of undermining the independence and quality of scientific advice to the EPA, Read more >

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