Court Rules in Favor of EPA Ban
Article from The Daily Caller by Michael Bastasch.
The District of Columbia District Court granted the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) petition to dismiss legal action against a policy to prohibit scientists from receiving agency funding while sitting on advisory boards.
EPA issued the policy directive in 2017 under former Administrator Scott Pruitt. A coalition of environmental groups promptly filed suit, alleging it lacked the authority to make changes to advisory board policies and violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Judge Trevor McFadden ruled against environmental groups, led by Physicians for Social Responsibility, and agreed to dismiss all four counts leveled against EPA’s ethics policy. President Donald Trump appointed McFadden to the D.C. District Court in 2017.
“In sum, Physicians have not plausibly alleged a conflict between the Directive and the conflict of interest statute and [Office of Government Ethics (OGE)] regulations,” McFadden wrote in his opinion issued Tuesday.
Federal court upholds @JunkScience-pushed Trump EPA ban of conflicted science advisors.
https://t.co/FX0qKjiYBP via @JunkScience
— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) February 13, 2019
Read the entire article at The Daily Caller.
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This has got to be part of dumping the Deep State Swamp. Elite bureaucrats left over from the Obozo days with progressive agendas. DJT can cut all agencies and special *.orgs budgets in half and save a bundle of US$s. Go visit our ships retired vessels and recommission those instead of building new ones.
End Voter Fraud!
Great… we need to cut government spending and balance the budget and only programs that show immediate or are necessary for our defense should be retained… we do NOT need the U.S. Department of Education… that money should go back to the taxpayers. We need less government NOT more and a balanced budget amend meant that forced salary reductions of 1% per month for all Congressional members and state until the budget is balanced and a more of all pension plans to 401Ks like all Americans use if the budget isn’t balanced in 6 months. It should also reduce all government non essential employee salaries by 0.5% a month until the budget is balanced and the debt is reduced to 19 trillion and then it should change to a 0.25% reduction per month until the debt is reduced to 15 trillion. Then a reception of 0.20% per month until the debt reaches 12 trillion and then 0.15% reduction per month until the debt reaches 9 trillion and then 0.10% per month until the debt reaches 5 trillion and then 0.05%% reduction per month until he debt reaches $0 dollars and then 0.025% reduction per month until there is a 5% of budget emergency fund surplus after which the reductions end until the emergency fund drops below 5% at which time they start up again. Congress and the President and their staffs should always have twice the percentage reduction as the rest of the government workers.
It seems Trump’s nominees are starting to bear fruit.