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EPA Rebuilds Science Advisory Board, Focusing on Diversity

Aug. 2, 2021, 8:53 PM

The EPA rebuilt its influential Science Advisory Board on Monday, announcing a new slate of 47 members to replace a previous panel that was wiped clean in March as part of a bid to limit industry’s influence.

The board advises the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator on a broad range of science and research topics.

Alison Cullen, a professor of environmental policy at the University of Washington, is the new chair of the board. Cullen, a longtime academic, also serves on the university’s climate change board.

Other members include Barbara Beck, a principal at the consulting firm Gradient and former chief ...