The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 6th, 2015
The University of California at Los Angeles has reached an agreement
with James E. Enstrom, a controversial environmental-health scientist
who was laid off in 2012, that will rescind his termination and give him
a cash settlement and access to university resources for his research.
Mr. Enstrom had alleged in a lawsuit that the university wrongfully terminated him because of his unpopular views about certain air pollutants.
Under the settlement, which was first reported by the campus newspaper, the Daily Bruin, and confirmed by a UCLA spokesman, Mr. Enstrom will be paid $140,000 and will have the title of “retired researcher.”