EPA Officials Echo Wide-Ranging Concerns With Science Transparency Rule

August 8, 2018
Former EPA staff and officials are urging the agency to withdraw its controversial proposed science transparency rule, charging it will hobble implementation of existing and new programs, such as the agency's new toxics program, "bias" rules in favor of industry, and is at odds with existing laws and the rule-writing process. The proposed rule , issued by former Administrator Scott Pruitt, generally requires the agency to base major regulatory decisions on publicly available scientific data. But the plan has drawn...

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