EPN Comments on SAB Draft Report on the Censored Science Rule

On January 10, 2020, EPN submitted comments on the Scientific Advisory Board’s (SAB) draft report on the administration’s proposed “Censored Science” rule, to be considered in advance of the SAB’s public teleconferences being held between January 17-24. The rule would restrict the use of scientific studies in setting rules and agency policies, if the underlying data and models used to support those studies are not made public, which is a direct attack on long-accepted scientific approaches and presents a real threat to the progress made on improving the health of this country and its people. EPN has highlighted the dangers of this proposal on numerous occasions since April 2018.

Read the comments.

Read Individual Comments by Dr. Bernard Goldstein, EPN member and former Chair of the EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and former EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development

Read Individual Comments by Roy Gamseformer EPA Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy

On January 17, EPN presented testimony on the SAB’s draft report of the “Censored Science” rule during a public teleconference. On behalf of EPN, read the Testimony of Dan Costa, former National Program Director, EPA Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program.

Read Individual Testimony of John Bachmann, former Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs, EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

Note: EPN also presented testimony on the rollback of clean car standards during the January 17 SAB teleconference. On behalf of EPN, read the Testimony of Jeff Alsonformer Senior Engineer and Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality.

In addition, here are Related Documents and Resources, including EPN and EPN member comments; comments by Genna Reed, Lead Science and Policy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists Center for Science and Democracy; and comments by former SAB member Dr. H. Christopher Frey: Related Documents and Resources