Monday, May 8, 2017
Pruitt fires half the scientists on EPA's science review board
Continuing his neanderthal promises, Scott Pruitt once again has set the EPA backwards and putting our global environment in jeopardy. Today, he informed 9 of 18 scientists who sit on EPA's science review board that their 3-year terms will not be renewed. The email they received said something about carrying out a "competitive nomination process" to find new members, instead of re-instating incumbents. It remains to be seen, but it is suspected that Pruitt will replace them with representatives from the energy industry.
CNN also just posted about 2 hours ago that The Donald is expected to pull the U.S. from the Paris Climate Deal this week, claiming it is unfair to the U.S. These moves are expected to pave the way for more restrictions to be lifted from the oil and gas industry.