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Inside EPA - 08/09/2019

Wheeler Plan For NAAQS Expert ‘Pool’ Risks ‘Cherry Picking,’ Critics Claim

August 1, 2019
A “pool” of experts EPA is organizing to assist the agency’s top science advisors with overseeing reviews of federal national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) might give EPA biased advice that could lead to “cherry picking” of scientific data to fit pre-determined policy decisions on revising NAAQS, critics say. The expert pool approach is “completely unprecedented and inappropriate,” says former EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Chairman Chris Frey, an environmental engineering professor at North Carolina State University. He...

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