Office of Science Advisor

Top EPA Science Office Sidelined as Political Appointees Hatched Controversial Science Proposal

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

The EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor (OSA) was excluded from discussions around a proposal to restrict the types of science that could be used in agency decisions, according to an email obtained by UCS. Described by EPA as providing “leadership in cross-Agency science and science policy,” the OSA would normally be principally involved in such an effort. This is further evidence that the science rule was developed by political appointees while completely excluding top EPA scientific staff. Read more >

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