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Scott Pruitt blocks scientists with EPA funding from serving as agency advisers

Oct 31, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency upended the agency's key advisory group on Tuesday, announcing plants to jettison scientists who have received EPA grants.

The move sets in motion a fundamental shift, one that could change the scientific and technical advice that historically has guided the agency as it crafts environmental regulations. The decision to bar any researcher who receives EPA grant money from serving as an adviser appears to be unprecedented.

"It is very, ...