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EPA’s Expert ‘Purge’ May Not Be Radical Idea, Judge Says

Law360, Boston (September 14, 2018, 4:01 PM EDT) -- A directive by the Environmental Protection Agency barring scientists who receive EPA grants from serving on the agency’s advisory committee does not seem like a “radical” position, a Massachusetts federal judge said Friday as he heard arguments on whether to dismiss the case.

The suit, filed in January by the Union of Concerned Scientists, claims the Trump administration is effectively “purging” EPA advisory committees of scientists associated with universities and lending more weight to private industry views. The EPA moved to dismiss the suit, saying it...
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Case Information

Case Title

Union of Concerned Scientists et al v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency et al

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Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision


F. Dennis Saylor, IV

Date Filed

January 23, 2018

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