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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

EPA must have "secret science" in case "it" needs it for regulations. Pathetic GOP will say, see we tried

3/3/15, "Overnight Energy: More veto threats," The Hill, by Laura Barron-Lopez and Timothy Cama, 06:43 PM EST
"MORE INK FOR THE VETO PEN, PLEASE: The White House put out a pair of veto threats Tuesday targeting a pair of Republican House bills on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) use of scientific research.
One bill aims to stop the EPA from using “secret science” to back up its regulations, while the other would put new requirements on the EPA’s scientific advisory panel of experts.
But the White House complained that the legislation would handicap the agency’s attempts to write necessary regulations.
“Provisions of the bill could be interpreted to prevent EPA from taking important, and possibly legally required, actions, where supporting data is not publicly available, and legal challenges could delay important environmental and health protections,” the White House said of the “secret science” bill.
The advisory committee bill could invite new challenges to rules when the EPA hides information about test subjects or proprietary data, the administration said." via Hockey Schtick


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