Amid Calls For Rescission, Wheeler Defends Science Rule From Backers’ Concerns

January 5, 2021
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is seeking to address concerns from conservative supporters that the agency’s controversial science transparency rule is too narrow and gives officials discretion to exempt critical studies from its requirements even as environmentalists and other critics ramp up calls for the incoming Biden EPA to rescind it. The rule “ensures that all pivotal science go through independent peer review; that is consistent with guidance from the Office of Management & Budget. Finally, the rule requires the agency...

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