WSJ: EPA Wants New Rules to Rely Solely on Public Data

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by Heidi Vogt
Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency plans to restrict research used in developing regulations, the agency said Tuesday, a change that could affect rules governing everything from household products to power-plant emissions.

The proposal follows years of complaints by conservatives that regulations such as emissions restrictions under the Obama administration sometimes went beyond what science could prove. The new proposal would exclude the many research studies that don’t make their raw data public and limit the use of findings that can’t be reproduced by others. The EPA said this would boost transparency…

Administrator Pruitt’s decision to bring science into the sunlight spells the end of junk science, which has fueled overregulation by the EPA for years,” said Steve Milloy, a Trump EPA transition team member who was instrumental in designing the rule.

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