Climatewire: Pruitt to unveil ‘secret science’ effort today — sources

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by Robin Bravender
E&E News reporter

Scott Pruitt is expected today to unveil his plans to restrict science used by EPA, multiple sources told E&E News.

The EPA administrator is slated to release an order requiring that all underlying data used in scientific studies affecting regulations be made public. The move fulfills a long-standing wish of some conservatives who argue that EPA has been relying on “secret science” when crafting rules.

Pruitt’s announcement is scheduled for 2 p.m. at agency headquarters, according to someone familiar with the event. Conservative supporters of the initiative are expected to be among those attending…

Steve Milloy, who served on Trump’s EPA transition team, has pushed for the agency to stop issuing regulations unless the underlying scientific data are made public.

He declined to discuss today’s EPA event, but said, “If I was going to be there, I would be very excited.” He said of the effort, “I look at it as one of my proudest achievements. The reason this is anywhere is because of Steve Milloy.”

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