From tengrain at Mock Paper Scissors:
I suppose technically the EPA didn’t “You’re FIRED!” about one-third of the scientists on the EPA’s 18-seat Board of Scientific Counselors, you know, the board that essentially recommends regulations. Their term was up, and gosh, instead of being re-upped as per usual, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt done hazardous wasted them. The WaPo reports that EPA dismissed half of the board’s members.
An EPA spokesman told the WaPo that it was a “clean break” with the Kenyan Usurper’s junta: “We’re not going to rubber-stamp the last administration’s appointees. Instead, they should participate in the same open competitive process as the rest of the applicant pool.”