Censored Science: Pruitt’s Attack on Science

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On April 24, 2018, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a proposal that would restrict EPA’s use of scientific studies when the agency sets rules and other policies and requirements, unless the raw underlying data and the models used to analyze data supporting the study are available for public review. The proposal disingenuously positions itself as somehow supporting the value of “transparency,” when in fact what it does is make it impossible for EPA to consider the full array of well-conducted and peer-reviewed scientific studies of the health effects of pollution. EPN will be submitting formal comments to EPA. Meanwhile, EPN has created the following documents to help reporters, other non-profit organizations, and Congress to understand this troublesome proposal:

May 29, 2018
EPN’s Written Statement to the SAB about EPA Planned Actions about Supporting Science [PDF]
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May 15, 2018
EPN’s Request to Extend the Deadline for Comments for Pruitt’s Proposed Restrictions on Science [PDF]
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April 26, 2018
EPN’s Executive Summary of Pruitt’s Proposed Restrictions on Science [PDF]
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April 26, 2018
EPN’s Policy Analysis of Pruitt’s Proposed Restrictions on Science [PDF]
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April 26, 2018
EPN’s Legal Analysis of Pruitt’s Proposed Restrictions on Science [PDF]
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