|UCLA fires professors for reporting real scientific data|
|Written by Kristin McMurray|
|Thursday, 19 August 2010 14:13|
is not aligned with the academic mission of the Department [of Environmental Health Sciences]."
James Enstrom, an epidemiologist at the UCLA School of Public Health, was recently fired, because his research "|
Enstrom's crime? Not finding evidence that supports increased regulation by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). He also pointed out that a prized supporter of CARB, Hien T. Tran, has a fake Ph. D. This is particularly embarrassing because in December 2008, CARB approved diesel emissions rules based on Tran’s findings.
Enstrom is not the only one on the chopping block, so is Katy Grimes, an environmental health sciences professor at UCLA, whose has also spoken out against diesel regulations.
Assemblyman Dan Logue is defending the two, for what appears to be a clearly politicized firing. Lougue is the author of Prop 23, and believes the regulations proposed by CARB and AB 32 would increase energy costs in California and destroy state jobs.
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