- Christine Todd Whitman: EPA administrator's decision not to renew the appointments of nine scientific advisors shows a move away from science as the backbone of the EPA and other key federal agencies
- Trump administration's apparent disdain for science threatens to drain talent from the US, turn it into a backwater nation, she writes
Christine Todd Whitman is the president of The Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues. She is the former Governor of New Jersey and former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under George W. Bush. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)On Monday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt declined to renew the terms of nine of the 18 scientists on the EPA's Board of Scientific Counselors. According to an EPA spokesperson, this change was made in order to bring different scientists into the mix, including industry ones.