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Stabenow concerned over EPA scientist dismissals

Dismissal of scientists before traditional tenure of two 3-year terms has raised questions about scientific underpinnings of EPA’s decision-making going forward.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, wrote to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt to request information about the recent dismissal of nine members of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), a major scientific review board within the agency.

BOSC reviews the research carried out by EPA scientists to ensure the integrity of the agency’s research findings, including studies on pesticide safety and water qua

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