by James Delingpole
Scott Pruitt has signed a proposed rule banning “secret science” from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The EPA reports:
The rule will ensure that the regulatory science underlying Agency actions is fully transparent, and that underlying scientific information is publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent validation.
“The era of secret science at EPA is coming to an end,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “The ability to test, authenticate, and reproduce scientific findings is vital for the integrity of rulemaking process. Americans deserve to assess the legitimacy of the science underpinning EPA decisions that may impact their lives.”
Among the first to congratulate Pruitt on the new measure was lawyer, author, and ex-coal executive Steve Milloy. He has been campaigning for more than 20 years for this shift in EPA policy.