Scientists See Tobacco Industry Playbook in EPA Overhaul Plan

This concept of targeting the transparency of the scientific process "first appeared in tobacco industry documents in the 90s," Gretchen Goldman, the research director for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told Newsweek. "It was never about transparency."

Scientists Fired by Trump Admin Continue Working to Study Air Quality

The now-20 strong panel will reconvene to consider the various known and unknown affects of particulate matter on human health and based on the current science, calculate how much air pollution (with an adequate margin of safety) is passable without being a significant threat to human health.