In Court Split, Judge Finds EPA’s Science Advisor Policy Violates APA

February 11, 2020
A federal judge has found the Trump EPA's controversial 2017 directive barring its science advisors from receiving agency research grants “arbitrary and capricious” and in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), a ruling that splits courts on the issue just as two appellate courts weigh arguments in separate challenges to the policy. Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Feb. 10 in Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) v. EPA...

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