Thursday, September 26, 2013

ACSH advisor asks: “What is the EPA hiding?”

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A big shoutout to ACSH advisor (and junk science debunker extraordinaire) Dr. Geoffrey Kabat for his recent Forbes op-ed entitled “What Is Really At Stake In The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subpoena Of EPA Data.”

This time, Dr. Kabat, a Senior Epidemiologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a member of ACSH’s scientific advisory panel, takes on the “science” of air pollution regulation. In reality, the science is really based on politics …….new regulations that will cost billions of dollars should be accessible to independent researchers and other groups, rather than hinging on the analysis and interpretation of a small group of academic researchers.”

ACSH’s Dr. Josh Bloom comments, “Fighting the pollution of science by special-interest groups and politics is one of the guiding principles upon which ACSH was founded. Dr. Kabat’s op-ed is a fine example of what we deal with all the time. I encourage you to read it, although any idealists out there who still believe that sound science is reliably transformed into sound policy better have a strong stomach.”….To Read More…. 

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