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EPA Peer-Review Panel Received $190 Million in Grants

May 25, 2016

Finally someone is willing to expose what goes on behind the scenes with the EPA's peer-review process.

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (EELI) has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after a whistleblower disclosed the EPA has given over $190 million to researchers who are supposed to be part of an independent and unbiased peer review panel.

"The EPA has stacked the panel, which is required by law to be independent and unbiased, with researchers who have received over $190 million in discretionary grants from the EPA,” said Steve Milloy, an attorney with EELI, in a statement.

Dr. James Enstrom, a retired UCLA epidemiologist, is a plaintiff in the lawsuit. He claims he was "blacklisted" from participating in a peer-review group after he challenged EPA's claims about pollution from particulate matter.

Out of 26 members on the EPA's panel to review proposed particulate matter regulations, 24 received grants totalling $190 million, according to an article by Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller.

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