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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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Climate deniers and tobacco flacks headline the EPA’s new science standard announcement

“This day vindicates the efforts of some real heroes in the public health debate — Dr. Robert Phalen, Dr. James Enstrom, Dr. John Dunn, M.D., and Steve Milloy.”... James Enstrom...has published research defending the impact of both tobacco smoke and dies
Think Progress (blog)
added Apr 25, 2018 10:33
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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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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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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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