On April 30, 2018, EPA issued a proposal to restrict the use of the scientific studies it would consider in making decisions about how to protect people’s health and the environment. An extensive review of the proposal by a team of EPN members with expertise in science and law found that EPA had not made a clear case for the changes and had failed to demonstrate why decades of established scientific practice should be abandoned. The proposal appears to be part of a broader effort by the agency to downplay science in EPA decision-making.
Read a summary of comments: Summary of EPN comments on Proposal to Restrict Use of Scientific Studies in Decision-making
Read the full comments: EPN comments on Proposal to Restrict Use of Scientific Studies in Decision-making