Scott Pruitt suggests he will restrict scientists who get EPA grants from advising the agency

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt hinted Tuesday at plans to rid the agency’s scientific advisory boards of researchers who get EPA grants, arguing that the current structure raises questions about their independence. “What’s most important at the agency is to have scientific advisers that are objective, independent-minded, providing transparent recommendations,” Pruitt told an audience at […] Related:Worrying new research finds that the ocean is cutting through a key Antarctic ice shelfTrade talks with Canada and Mexico dissolve in harsh wordsAncient Egypt’s rulers mishandled climate disasters. Then the people revolted.Coast Guard…

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Trade talks with Canada and Mexico dissolve in harsh words

The leading U.S. trade negotiator exchanged unusually sharp words with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts Tuesday, saying he was “disappointed” at their “reluctance to give up unfair advantages.” In a news conference wrapping up a fourth round of negotiations to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement, a combative U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer […] Related:Worrying new research finds that the ocean is cutting through a key Antarctic ice shelfScott Pruitt suggests he will restrict scientists who get EPA grants from advising the agencyAncient Egypt’s rulers mishandled climate disasters.…

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