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Two experts resign from EPA in protest to the sacking of science members

Two experts resign from EPA posts to protest the agency’s science committee shake-up, WP  May 12 In an expanding controversy over the role of science in the Trump administration, two expert advisers to the Environmental Protection Agency resigned Friday in protest at the dismissal of half of the members of a key science committee.

Carlos Martín, an engineer with the Urban Institute, and Peter Meyer, an economist with the E.P. Systems Group, an environmental and economic research firm, posted a joint resignation letter on Twitter, saying they were standing down to protest the agency’s decision to remove the scientists.

“We cannot in good conscience be complicit in our co-chairs’ removal, or in the watering down of credible science, engineering, and methodological rigor that is at the heart of that decision,” they wrote.

Martín and Meyer had advised the EPA science’s branch on research related to environmental contaminants and spills, the disposal of waste, and techniques for environmental cleanups.

The Trump administration has proposed to cut the budget of that branch, called the Office of Research and Development, by $233 million in 2018…….https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/12/two-experts-resign-from-epa-posts-to-protest-the-agencys-science-committee-shakeup/?utm_term=.65cba6cecfec

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May 15, 2017 - Posted by | climate change, politics, USA

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