Wednesday, March 8, 2017

This Bill Would Block EPA From Using ‘Secret Science’ To Write Regulations

Michael Bastasch

House lawmakers introduced legislation to block the EPA from appointing science advisers who are currently taking money from the agency.  The bill stipulates EPA advisers “shall have no current grants or contracts from the [EPA] and shall not apply for a grant or contract for 3 years following the end of that member’s service on the Board.”

“This bill would ensure that scientists advising EPA on regulatory decisions are not the same scientists receiving EPA grants,” said Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.  Smith also introduced a bill to prevent EPA from using “secret science” to develop major regulations. Republicans argue EPA and other agencies shouldn’t be able to base regulations on non-public scientific data...........To Read More.....

My Take -  It's clear a great number of people believe the EPA has conspired (Imagine that, a conspiracy, when we all know there's no such thing as a conspiracy, right?) to impose regulations on America that have nothing to do with sound science, but greenie ideology that's blatantly irrational, misanthropic and morally defective.  If the Congress adopts the bill to end EPA by December this will all be moot.

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