Science groups ask Trump to retain advisory board integrity

ABC News / The Associated Press – A coalition of science and engineering groups called on President Donald Trump on Tuesday to make sure that his review of the role of scientific advisory boards respects the importance of accurate scientific data.

The Washington Post reported last week that Trump's Environmental Protection Agency has told dozens of scientists that they will not continue advising the agency. A group of science organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science sent a letter to the White House that said the moves have "generated unease among the scientific community."

The science groups said federal agencies should ensure that they continue to get sound scientific and technical advice in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The groups said they are also concerned about reports of scientific data being removed from federal government websites.

Read more at ABC News.

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