He has proposed a rule to prevent the agency from relying on scientific studies that don't publish the underlying data. "Americans deserve to assess the legitimacy of the science underpinning EPA decisions that may impact their lives," Pruitt said. This rule would be a preemptive strike against further global-warming regulations that are based in junk science without real data behind it. -GEG
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule on Tuesday to prevent the agency from relying on scientific studies that don't publish the underlying data.
"The era of secret science at EPA is coming to an end," Pruitt said in a statement. "The ability to test, authenticate, and reproduce scientific findings is vital for the integrity of rulemaking process."