Nine scientists have been dismissed from the EPA’s 18-person Board of Scientific Counselors—ostensibly to include more voices from regulated industries, though the scientists say their work was apolitical and did not involve regulations. The US government has also postponed an important meeting scheduled for Tuesday to determine whether the country should or should not withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, a matter that President Donald Trump promised to decide this month.
Environmental Protection Agency
Thousands of scientists from around the United States gathered Saturday in Washington to express their objections to the cutbacks in scientific research proposed by President Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton came out Friday with her strongest criticism of US President Donald Trump since he took power in January, making fun of his office"s use of "alternative facts" and slamming as a "grave mistake" his plan for budget cuts to health, development and particularly diplomacy.
The president said this would put an end to the "war on coal" and "job-killing regulations".
There was bound to be a political commotion when the Trump administration released its 2018 budget.
Though the Environmental Protection Agency found nine violations, inspectors said they found no potentially hazardous leaks.
The suit is in response to the emmissions-cheating scandal which began in September.