NYT Buries Inconvenient Info About Trump’s Big EPA Personnel Shuffle

The New York Times sent alarm bells through environmentalist ranks when it published an article Sunday claiming the Trump administration had “dismissed” at least five academics on a scientific advisory committee.

NYT’s Coral Davenport reported the move is the “latest signal of what critics call a campaign by the Trump administration to shrink the agency’s regulatory reach by reducing the role of academic research.”

Anyone who read NYT’s headline and news lede would have thought the academics were fired — “dismissed” suggests pink slips were handed out. It’s not until 10 paragraphs into Davenport’s story do we find out Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) members serve three-year terms. BOSC members are not entitled to a second three-year term.

But before that, Davenport warn these “dismissed” academics could be replaced with “representatives from industries whose pollution the agency is supposed to regulate,” also mentioning proposed budget cuts and web pages on climate programs that were taken down.

What happened is a little less exciting….

Source: NYT Buries Inconvenient Info About Trump’s Big EPA Personnel Shuffle |


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