Trump’s EPA Replaces Scientists With Stooges

Scott Pruitt has let go of scientists and replaced them with industry types. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“The Environmental Protection Agency has “eviscerated” a key scientific review board by removing half its members and seeking to replace them with industry-aligned figures, according to the board’s chair.

Scott Pruitt, the EPA administrator, has chosen not to renew the terms of nine of the 18-member board of scientific counselors, which advises the EPA on the quality and accuracy of the science it produces. The group, largely made up of academics, is set to be replaced by representatives from industries that the EPA regulates.

Deborah Swackhamer, chair of the board, said that with other planned departures, the panel was left with five members, including her, in the midst of an EPA hiring freeze.

“The committee has been eviscerated,” she told the Guardian. “We assumed these people would be renewed and there was no reason or indication they wouldn’t be. These people aren’t Obama appointees, they are scientific appointees. To have a political decision to get rid of them was a shock.”

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  1. I honestly adore your channel. Thank you for being outspoken, honest and direct about the horrible things the Trump administration is doing. I am disgusted by this news, but indeed; not really a surprise at this point.

  2. politics has got bigger than itself meaning its just accepted 2easily as this EPA debuckle shows,the EPA are driven by the Science Not $$, that is the whole idear of them,Uwil now hear things like,the reason 4change isthat we need abroader spectrum of representatives 2giv The People aFairer Representation,lol,which negates wot the EPA is there4, thats wot imean by politics is geting 2big,does any1 remem ho warned us yrsago ofthe dangers of Capitalism, CAPATALISM will become POLITICS. . Russia !

  3. can i remind peeps that many yrsago in Europe acertain socialist governmrnt took control of Germany,the world stood by and watched as books were burnt un we said, how can THEY let that happen,Anyway its NOT R problem . . fwd 2today, Peeps Do Sumthing ! ! The world watches America un laughs at Trump,this just hides inner fear cos America can easily turn in2the Worlds Problem,but pls dont 4get peeps the World can also 4give,sumtimes even yrbig bro needs litle bro 2show him the wa,rAyZoR

  4. Too many people working in the scientific field don't care about politics or ethics. They're mindlessly loyal to the corporations who are paying for their research.
    Will this wake up the scientific community? Probably not.

  5. Did I just hear Cenk say that Greenpeace believes in science? I have to disagree. They are anti-science when it comes to GMOs and nuclear power.

  6. Hope mother Earth can withstand 4 years of rape, hopefully a man like Bernie sanders can become our next president and clean this shit up. Honestly it wasnt like Hillary was Mrs Green either so it wouldn't have been a huge difference, Trump is just way more radical and borderline retarded when it comes to understanding the human impact on the environment.

  7. do Christians know that trumps' son-in-law has offices at 666 5th Ave. Ask why of all the addresses in Manhattan he chose that one–don't you believe that 666 is the number of the beast?

  8. I guess rich people don't drink the same water or breath the same air. this is insane. i am glade i am old, because the country i love is going to hell in a hand basket.

  9. lol drain that swamp, oops just made it deeper, but hay look at the bright side /wink when poles thaw trump will not be able to play golf because they will be under water 🙂

  10. So what happens when all the scientists pack up and leave America and the teachers give up with schools that have practically no real science anymore and also leave? And the kids are so poisoned form the shocking standard of drinking water in so much of the us, and those that have not died from a measles outbreak are half starved due to the lack of food coming in from the farms because there are no longer people harvesting the crops, the workers who kept all the services going are dropping dead because they cant afford healthcare or simply can not get it. Who the hell is gonna peel trumps grapes and liquefy his food , who will serve as sex workers to the Whitehouse because all the real men/women in the trade have illnesses that they have no medication for. I can see it all in my head. There will be no man left standing.

  11. This is unbelievable, it makes me sick to see the things that are taking place under this administration. We need to stop being Republicans, Democrats, Independents, etc. and come together as human beings to find a way to stop things like this from happening.

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