“He is recomposing what science advice at the EPA looks like,” Joe Árvai, director of the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan and former Science Advisory Board member, told ThinkProgress. “When he asks science advisers to weigh in on matters that will be of national importance — a pressing public health matter, for instance — he could be loading the science advisory boards with people who are sympathetic to his anti-science, politically-driven agency agenda.”

In an article published on ThinkProgress, “Facts Don’t Match Scott Pruitt’s Vision, So Pruitt Is Changing the Facts at the EPA,” Erb Faculty director, Joe Árvai, was quoted regarding Scott Pruitt’s recent announcement that no scientists who had received EPA funding would be eligible to serve on the agency’s Science Advisory Board.

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