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ON THE EPA'S NEW 'SECRET SCIENCE' POLICY, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS BOTH PROFESS A FEAR OF POLITICIZED SCIENCE

"I've been through this with the tobacco industry," Representative Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) said at one point. "I think I have a good handle on what's going on." Tobacco companies famously cast doubt on the research showing secondhand smoke is dangero
Pacific standard magazine and PSMag.com
added Apr 27, 2018 16:57
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Scott Pruitt ousted EPA science advisers. Now he’s going after the science itself.

In the new directive, Pruitt wants regulations modeled on the HONEST Act, a bill championed by outgoing House Science Committee Chair Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) to eliminate “secret science.” (Smith is one of the few Republicans reaffirming support for Prui
Vox Media
added Apr 26, 2018 15:48
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Scott Pruitt unveils controversial 'transparency' rule, limiting what research EPA can use

Conservatives, such as Trump EPA transition team member Steve Milloy, have long tried to discredit independent research the agency used to justify limiting air pollution from burning coal and other fossil fuels. A series of studies has shown that fine pa
Chicago Tribune
added Apr 26, 2018 15:30
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Pruitt signs proposed rule to erase 'secret science' from EPA

Speaking in front of a number of well-known climate change skeptics including the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Myron Ebell, Pruitt announced that the new rule would require science to "be transparent, reproducible and able to be analyzed by those i
The Hill
added Apr 26, 2018 15:04
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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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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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The EPA Is Acting Like Big Tobacco

in 1995, Glantz and other researchers unearthed documents...When Pruitt announced the EPA’s new science policy on Tuesday, Milloy was one of the few people invited to the event—reporters were not—because he has been a longtime proponent of the “secret sc
The New Republic
added Apr 26, 2018 12:45
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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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EPA Administrator Pruitt Proposes Rule To Strengthen Science Used In EPA Regulations

Pruitt signed a proposed rule to strengthen the science used in regulations issued by EPA. The rule will ensure that the regulatory science underlying Agency actions is fully transparent, and that underlying scientific information is publicly available in
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
added Apr 25, 2018 17:44
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Pruitt's 'Transparency' Rule Would Use Big Tobacco Plan to Gut EPA Science

comes straight from a 1996 memo from lobbyist/lawyer Chris Horner to tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds... another major advocate of this push to identify “extra-judicial” approaches is Steve Milloy. Like Horner, Milloy has worked on behalf of both coal and toba
DeSmogBlog
added Apr 25, 2018 17:44
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