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Senate Democrats Query Pruitt On New EPA Advisors' Conflicts Of Interest

January 09, 2018
Two Senate Democrats are raising concerns over EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's recent selection of two scientists to join agency advisory panels, citing claims in public comments that the advisors have conflicts of interest because they have received funding from industry groups and saying they may lack “appropriate” scientific qualifications. In a Jan. 9 letter to Pruitt , Senate Environment & Public Works Committee ranking member Tom Carper (D-DE) and panel member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) ask for a reply by Jan...

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