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Smith pitched Pruitt on 'secret science.' Now it's happening ($$)

EPA coordinated with House Republicans about their plans to restrict the science used in crafting regulations, newly released emails show.
E&E News
added Apr 26, 2018 13:36
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TIERNEY: Scott Pruitt, Warrior for Science

[EPA's] conclusion that secondhand smoke was killing thousands of people annually was ruled by a judge to be in violation of “scientific procedure and norms”—and was firmly debunked by later research....Steve Milloy recounts in his book, Scare Pollution:
City Journal (Manhattan Institute)
added Apr 23, 2018 16:37
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ASCHWANDEN: There’s Still No Such Thing As Sound Science / Scott Pruitt wants to base EPA decisions on a kind of science that doesn’t exist.

The idea was pioneered by the tobacco industry to undercut research showing that its products were harmful. The doubt-makers’ trick was to insist that policy be based solely on “sound science,” and then to define “sound” in a way that ensures that nothin
FiveThirtyEight
added Apr 25, 2018 21:38
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GOLDMAN: Scott Pruitt Will Restrict EPA's Use of Legitimate Science

In a 1996 memo out of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, industry consultant (and later part of the Trump administration’s landing team at EPA), Chris Horner, laid out the “secret science” strategy as a way to fend off tobacco regulations as the science inc
Scientific American
added Mar 24, 2018 00:20
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EXCLUSIVE: Scott Pruitt Will End EPA’s Use Of ‘Secret Science’ To Justify Regulations

mirrors Smith’s HONEST Act, which passed the House in March 2017. Smith’s office was pleased to hear Pruitt was adopting another policy the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology chairman championed... Junk science crusader Steve Milloy also cal
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Apr 26, 2018 13:40
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BRITSCHGI: Girl Scouts Write Anti-Smoking Legislation in Colorado

The girls also claimed that smoking even half a cigarette in a car can make the air quality inside the vehicle more than 10 times higher than the level the (EPA) deems hazardous. It may be unfair to ask 13- and 14-year-old kids in-depth questions about t
Reason Magazine
added Mar 13, 2018 23:30
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[Illinois] Glancing Back: March 6-7

25 years ago, 1993 MATTOON -- In the wake of new studies that show that second-hand smoke causes cancer...Local governments, restaurants and other businesses have taken steps toward eliminating smoking. Mattoon Mayor Roger Dettro recently made smoking p
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier (IL)
added Mar 6, 2018 18:26
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[Virginia] Back in the Day | Sit-down protests spread to Portsmouth

1993 • A new policy implemented earlier this month aboard the Norfolk-based carrier Theodore Roosevelt restricts smoking to seven bathrooms aboard the ship. Recently, studies revealing the dangers of secondhand smoke have prompted the ship’s officers to
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Feb 18, 2018 18:33
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[Michigan] EDITORIAL: Hypocrisy’s stink hangs over wind farm

“Friends of the Land of the Keweenaw” (FOLK)...Steve Milloy...served on Donald Trump’s EPA transition team...with the Cato and Heartland institutes and was a paid shill for the Philip Morris tobacco company while posing as an independent journalist. He wa
Houghton (MI) Daily Mining Gazette
added Feb 13, 2018 17:57
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MILLER: Controversial Trump Nominee Michael Dourson Is Finally Leaving EPA Job He Never Had

Dourson had a history of supporting weakening standards for toxic chemicals to the detriment of people’s health—working for the tobacco industry to downplay the effects of secondhand smoke, the chemical industry to bless Teflon, and the Koch brothers to d
AlterNet.org
added Jan 31, 2018 03:46
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