Environment & Energy Report

EPA Obscures Deadline for Science Transparency Plan

May 9, 2018, 5:07 PM

The EPA has yet to release a timeline for its plans to increase the transparency of the scientific studies it uses to set environmental protection standards, according to the Office of Management and Budget’s regulatory agenda released May 9.

Limiting the science that the Environmental Protection Agency can consider could affect all future regulations, Steph Tai, a professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, told Bloomberg Environment.

Industry critics and their allies in Congress, including Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who chairs the House Science Committee, argue that many EPA regulations are based on confidential...

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