by Michael Bastasch
The Daily Caller
House lawmakers introduced legislation to block the EPA from appointing science advisers who are currently taking money from the agency.
The bill stipulates EPA advisers “shall have no current grants or contracts from the [EPA] and shall not apply for a grant or contract for 3 years following the end of that member’s service on the Board.”…
The Energy & Environment Legal Institute sued EPA last summer to prevent its Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee from meeting based on data showing 24 of the 26 members of a clean air advisory panel had gotten, or are the current recipients of, EPA grants.
In total, panel members received more than $190 million from EPA, according EELI attorney Steve Milloy.
Milloy also found 17 of the 20 scientific advisers sitting on EPA’s ozone panel received a total of $192 million in EPA grants over the years.