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21 12, 2017

Daily Caller: Scientists Sue EPA For Not Letting Them Take Taxpayer Money And Serve On Advisory Boards

2018-01-08T18:03:25-05:00December 21st, 2017|Bad Science, CASAC, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Scandal|

by Michael Bastasch The Daily Caller Two environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its new policy of not allowing scientists benefiting from agency funding to also serve on advisory boards. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the new policy in October to “ensure independence” and “geographical representation” on scientific advisory boards. “Whatever science comes [...]

16 11, 2017

CNBC: Climate skeptics and coal boosters gather to cheer Trump’s energy agenda — and hold his feet to the fire

2017-11-28T16:01:23-05:00November 16th, 2017|CASAC, Media Coverage, Milloy, Transition|

by Tom DiChristopher CNBC HOUSTON — Clips of President Donald Trump extolling the virtues of fossil fuels played over a bed of soaring music, in the well-appointed hotel ballroom, as images of coal miners and the Statue of Liberty flashed across the screen. When the video came to a close, the audience erupted in applause [...]

7 11, 2017

The Hill: EPA, Pruitt may face lawsuits over advisory board changes

2017-11-14T16:02:09-05:00November 7th, 2017|Bad Science, CASAC, Conflict of Interest, Media Coverage, Milloy|

by Timothy Cama The Hill Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt may face legal challenges over his decision to block grant recipients from serving on advisory committees. Environmentalists, Democrats and scientific societies have slammed Pruitt over the new policy, saying it unnecessarily blocks the best experts in their fields from giving the agency advice, [...]

17 10, 2017

Daily Caller: Trump’s EPA Will Crack Down On Using Science Advisers Who Benefit From Taxpayer Grants

2017-10-20T13:47:58-04:00October 17th, 2017|Bad Science, CASAC, Media Coverage, Milloy, Transparency|

by Michael Bastasch The Daily Caller Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will soon issue a directive to “ensure the independence and transparency and objectivity with respect to the scientific advice that we’re getting at the agency,” he said on Tuesday. Pruitt said he would issue a directive next week addressing potential conflicts of [...]

17 10, 2017

Bloomberg BNA: Scientists Getting EPA Grants Can’t Advise Agency, Pruitt Says

2017-10-20T13:30:33-04:00October 17th, 2017|CASAC, Media Coverage, Milloy, Transparency|

by Amena H. Saiyid Bloomberg BNA Scientists who have received EPA grants to the “tune of literally tens of millions of dollars” won’t be allowed to serve on the agency’s advisory boards, Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Oct. 17. The goal of this directive, which Pruitt will issue next week, is to ensure that the scientific [...]

17 07, 2017

Milloy: A Step Toward Scientific Integrity at the EPA; Scott Pruitt sweeps out Obama-era science advisers. The agency needs truly independent ones.

2017-07-18T10:05:45-04:00July 17th, 2017|"Scare Pollution", Bad Science, CASAC, Conflict of Interest, EPA, Media Coverage, Milloy, War on Coal|

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the Wall Street Journal The Trump administration in May began the process of replacing the small army of outside science advisers at the Environmental Protection Agency. In June, 38 additional EPA advisers were notified that their appointments would not be renewed in August. To [...]

7 08, 2016

Milloy: Corrupting an ‘independent’ science panel; The EPA illegally stacks a key science advisory board

2016-08-07T16:30:13-04:00August 7th, 2016|CASAC, Conflict of Interest, EPA Collusion, Media Coverage, Milloy|

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the Washington Times The Environmental Protection Agency has illegally stacked a key science advisory board with highly paid cronies — but nothing can be done about it. I have a comatose lawsuit to prove it. We sued the EPA in May because a panel [...]

7 08, 2016

Milloy: Corrupting an ‘independent’ science panel; The EPA illegally stacks a key science advisory board

2016-08-07T16:30:13-04:00August 7th, 2016|CASAC, Conflict of Interest, EPA Collusion, Media Coverage, Milloy|

by Steve Milloy, E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow As Appearing in the Washington Times The Environmental Protection Agency has illegally stacked a key science advisory board with highly paid cronies — but nothing can be done about it. I have a comatose lawsuit to prove it. We sued the EPA in May because a panel [...]

4 07, 2016

Coal Age: EPA Stacks the Deck with ‘Independent’ Science Panel

2016-07-06T16:23:59-04:00July 4th, 2016|CASAC, Conflict of Interest, EPA Collusion, Milloy, War on Coal|

by Steve Fiscor Coal Age Editor-in-Chief Last month, the E&E Legal sued the EPA for illegally forming a key science advisory committee — the EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Particulate Matter Review Panel for 2015-2018 (CASAC PM Panel). “The EPA has stacked the panel, which is required by law to be independent and unbiased, [...]

27 06, 2016

FoxNews.com: EPA panel backs tough new ozone regs — after getting $200M in grants, lawsuit charges

2016-06-27T12:00:40-04:00June 27th, 2016|CASAC, EPA Collusion, Manipulation, Media Coverage, Milloy, War on Coal|

by Malia Zimmerman FoxNews.com Scientists on a key panel handpicked by the Environmental Protection Agency to green-light new environmental emissions regulations have received nearly $200 million in grants from the agency, according to a federal lawsuit which charges the past funding calls into question the objectivity of the process. The Energy & Environment Legal Institute, [...]

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