Critics Doubt EPA Plan To Redact Confidential Data In Transparency Rule

May 3, 2018
Critics of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's proposal to require only publicly available research to justify regulatory decisions say agency plans to protect confidential information, such as personal data or trade secret studies, by redacting it are not adequate, will result in a host of adverse effects and will undermine agency decisionmaking. Much of the criticism comes from environmentalists and public health officials, who charge that redacting personal data is often not adequate to protect subjects' privacy and could discourage their...

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