“Genna Reed, lead science and policy analyst for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, called the executive order “the latest example of a pattern across this administration of excluding science from government to the detriment of public health,” and explained how it will prove to be a loss for all.
“It’s not just the scientists offering up their time to serve the public who will be hurt by these cuts—it’s communities across the country who deserve to benefit from policy based on evidence,” Reed said in a press statement. “The president needs to revoke this thoughtless executive order.”
77 Groups Demand Trump Rescind Attack-on-Facts Executive Order Slashing Expert Advisory Committees | Common Dreams News
The committee losses “will undoubtedly result in a net loss of independent expert capacity and institutional knowledge and leave important work unfinished or underdeveloped.”