H.R.1431 - the "EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2017"
Letters in Opposition
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, American Lung Association, Health Care Without Harm, American Public Health Association, National Medical Association, American Thoracic Society, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Statement from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS):
"The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) is charged with reviewing the quality and relevance of the scientific and technical information being used by the EPA and to advise the agency on broad scientific matters. We support a board that incorporates a strong scientific integrity policy and abides by the scientific process. We are concerned with any legislation that attempts to balance out a board like the EPA SAB with views not based on these guiding principles. Diversity of opinions in science are needed, but decisions and scientific advice must be based on evidence, not a politician's preference, a legislator's idea of balance, or a nonscientific special interest."