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UCLA’s J.R. DeShazo part of a new independent committee focused on U.S. environmental policy

J.R. DeShazo named an inaugural member of the executive committee of the new research entity. Academic experts have formed an independent committee to advise U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policies after the Trump administration disbanded a similar entity.

Acting swiftly to protect the integrity of science-driven environmental policy, the newly created External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee consists of economists from USC; Yale University; Duke University; the University of California, Berkeley; UCLA; and Resources for the Future. Their self-ascribed mandate is to apply their expertise to analyze environmental policy at the federal level.