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At Trump’s EPA, Less Science and More Industry

  • GOP lawmakers are changing role of research in rule making
  • EPA advisory boards would include industry representatives
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Congress and the Trump administration are planning sweeping changes in how science is used to govern public health.

Controversy over climate change may be getting all the attention right now, but legislation under consideration would transform the way the Environmental Protection Agency combats pollution, identifies harmful pesticides and classifies everyday toxins, such as laundry detergent, window cleaner and clothing dye.