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Eight States Urge EPA to Halt Draft Rule Limiting Science Use

May 7, 2018, 7:57 PM

A group of eight attorneys general are urging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to consult with the National Academy of Sciences before proceeding with a draft science “transparency” rule.

The states say the plan would have “profound potential impacts” by limiting the scientific evidence used when adopting rules to protect health and the environment.

The states are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to either withdraw the proposal, or extend the comment review period to allow enough time for more consultations and public input.

N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is one of the lead signatories on the group’s letter to

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