The Energy 202: Trump administration is sidelining science boards, new report says

Read the full story from the Washington Post.

As both president and candidate, Donald Trump has made headlines for rejecting some ideas widely agreed upon among scientists, such as the notion that humans are warming the planet.

Trump Cabinet officials have, in turn, rolled back rules meant to curb the release of atmosphere-warming gases in an effort to bolster U.S. businesses they say they are encumbered by regulations.

But even deep within government agencies, groups of independent scientists traditionally consulted by political appointees for policy changes on issues such as public health or worker safety are meeting less frequently — or being asked not to come in at all.

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