The Censored Science Bill

Scott Pruitt may have left the US EPA, but his legacy lingers in a proposed rule that could undercut the agency’s use of science to show the effects of harmful chemicals, writes Lynn R. Goldman, Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University.

The rule would bar the EPA from using studies with underlying data that is not publicly available—some of the most important studies fall into this category. In 2001, under-wraps data underpinned new EPA limits on arsenic in drinking water, for example.

Called Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science, the bill “might more aptly be named the ‘Censored Science’ rule,” Goldman writes.

The Hill (Opinion)

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