Eddie Bernice Johnson

Trump administration to decline to renew dozens of scientists for key EPA advisory board

Trump administration to decline to renew dozens of scientists for key EPA advisory board

The Environmental Protection Agency has given notice to dozens of scientists that they will not be renewed in their roles in advising the agency, continuing a scientific shakeup that has already triggered resignations and charges from some researchers that the administration is politicizing the agency.

Members of the EPA's Board of Scientific Counselors whose terms end in August will not see them renewed, according to an email sent to members and obtained by The Washington Post. Moreover, five meetings of subcommittees of the board, planned for the late summer and the fall, will now be canceled due to lack of membership.

"It effectively wipes out the BOSC and leaves it...

73°