The Department of Defense has listed climate change as one of the top ten most serious threats to American safety. We require the best minds driving our environmental policies. Currently, the 48-person advisory board is made up mostly of scientist who work at universities and who receive grant-funded positions. Most experts in their field, people who are qualified to sit on the board, are currently enjoying an EPA grant. This bill bars scientists without real conflicts of interest from contributing to EPA's work, while allowing industry representatives to press their views. This law would have the impact of disincentivizing academic scientists from joining the panel but would strongly incentivize scientists who are currently working in industry to join the panel. There is no reason to believe the new members would even be scientists. It is hypocritical to say a peer reviewed scientist is "tainted" by grant money, while giving a pass to members who are essentially industry funded lobbyists. The effect of the bill would be to exclude many scientists with substantial expertise in their field from serving on the board and act as a massive disincentive to such service.