Richardson says he and the other board members were expecting to serve another term - as their predecessors had. Although all the scientists being dismissed are at the ends of their three-year terms, they are not political actors and the mandates are generally renewed, barring special circumstances. That has included the 47-member Scientific Advisory Board, which Republican members of Congress have said needs reworking to "provide meaningful and unbiased scientific advice" and increased transparency.
According to The New York Times, EPA spokesman J.P. Freire suggested that Scott Pruitt is not interested in maintaining the science-only direction of the board.
Under president Trump and administrator Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency is not staying true to its name - instead, it's becoming more of an agency protecting the industry.
Freire said there was no specific plan to seek out more industry appointees for the Board of Scientific Counselors.
Friere, however, said the decision to replace some members of the Board of Scientific Counselors - who were notified of the decision on Friday - was simply meant to broaden the pool of advisors and, he told the New York Times, to "take as inclusive an approach to regulation as possible".
Those dismissed from the 18-member board told the newspaper that they received an email on Friday telling them that their contracts had expired and would not be removed. "This approach is what was always intended for the Board, and we're making a clean break with the last administration's approach".
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Pruitt has been attacked by critics for his closeness to the energy industry, raising concerns from environmentalists that he will move to replace the board members with more individuals from the energy sector.
"Science doesn't change with administrations, and good science should be independent of that", said Burke, now a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Members of the BOSC Executive Committee, subcommittees, and workgroups represent a distinguished body of scientists and engineers who are recognized experts in their respective fields.
"This valuable bill opens the door to increased outside input, wider expert opinions and more balanced recommendations in EPA's Science Advisory Board", Smith said at the time of its passage in the House.
Many in the scientific community have expressed fears that the move is illustrative of a broader effort to make the agency friendlier to industry at the expense of objective science.
The board's advisers are appointed for three-year terms, which are typically renewed even under a new administration.
Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.), who questions the link between human activity and climate change and has several former aides now working for Pruitt, said in an interview earlier this year that under the new administration, "They're going to have to start dealing with science and not rigged science" at EPA.