Slew Of Academic CASAC Nominees May Preview Shift From Trump Panel

May 11, 2021
Research scientists dominate EPA’s list of candidates to form the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) that offers input on ambient air standards, including several epidemiologists, which may signal the panel’s upcoming shift from the Trump-era membership that relied heavily on state regulators and consultants. EPA published the list of nominees May 10, and is accepting public comment on the candidates through June 1. The agency is under pressure from environmentalists to reshape the influential panel to include air quality...

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