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AAAS calls for "Fair Ballance"

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) reminds the US Federal Government that the The Federal Advisory Act, passed in 1972, requires committees to be "balanced in terms of points of view represented."

"The selection, removal or replacement of advisory committee members, or the disbanding of advisory committees, based on criteria extraneous either to the scientific, technical or medical issues...compromises the integrity of the process of receiving advice and is inappropriate." --The AAAS Resolution Regarding Membership On Federal Advisory Committees (March 3, 2003)