Skip to comments.EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Bars Government-Funded Science Advisers From Panels
Posted on 10/31/2017 5:42:34 PM PDT by ForYourChildren
The nations top environmental protection official signed a directive Tuesday aimed at preventing conflicts of interest while bolstering the independence and integrity of scientists who advise the government.
Under the new policy announced by Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, researchers and scientists who currently receive grants from the agency are not eligible to fill open slots on three science advisory groups.
Whatever science comes out of EPA shouldnt be political science, Pruitt, appointed by President Donald Trump, told reporters during a press conference at EPA headquarters in Washington. From this day forward, EPA advisory committee members will be financially independent from the agency.
Otherwise qualified applicants, including those from parts of the country seen as excluded from public service under the Obama administration, will have a leg up as the EPA changes under the Trump administration.
The remarks by Pruitt, former attorney general of Oklahoma, focused on three major panels among the EPAs 22 advisory committees.
In the past three years, members of the Science Advisory Board, the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Board of Scientific Counselors received about $77 million in direct EPA grants while serving, according to agency calculations.
Strengthening independence from EPA; increasing state, tribal, and local government participation; and adding geographic diversity and fresh perspectives will improve the integrity of EPAs scientific advisory committees, Pruitt told reporters, government officials, and policy analysts in attendance.
His full directive, available here, identifies those as major policy goals.
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This guy is REALLY GOOD!
Here is your copy of his directive:
Barring those who seek to control the means of production. Production always uses energy thus the target of the new communist elitists.
He’s the best of a great cabinet.
I agree! He’s doing as much to clean up the mess and drain the swamp as AG Sessions and his team is doing (competently, quietly, and without informing FReepers of his every move)
"Hes the best of a great cabinet."
Oh, if only St. Pauli Girl Ryan, and Tyrdle, come man up, and step up.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says.
“I agree! Hes doing as much to clean up the mess and drain the swamp as AG Sessions and his team is doing (competently, quietly, and without informing FReepers of his every move)”
I would also add that he is doing it quickly.
He started draining his end of the swamp very quickly, with big drain pipes; and he continues to do so.
GO TRUMP GO!
This is what WINNING looks like!
Brilliant! Liberal speak with conservative wisdom.
“Brilliant! Liberal speak with conservative wisdom.”
No. If Pruitt was Jeff Session, he would have recused himself from all things about Global Warming.
Pruitt is a rock star.
He is the best cabinet appointment Trump ever made by a considerable distance.
March for Science.....BOOM !
Now start planning the end all of the globullcrap funding in the form of grants, etc, as they expire...
Put the ‘climate researchers’ under oath and have them explain their findings.
Then we’ll talk.
Actually lets hope he is actually doing SOMETHING, unlike the absent without leave Sleepin jeff sessions.
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