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 interest among EPA scientific advisers. Pruitt made the announcement while speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation…
That year, Energy & Environment Legal Institute attorney Steve Milloy found EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), which advises the agency on air quality regulations, was stacked with members getting federal funding.
EELI sued EPA to prevent CASAC from meeting, arguing that its objectivity was compromised since 24 of its 26 members had gotten, or are the current recipients of, EPA grants.