EPA Chief Stands Firmly Behind Scientific Review Policy

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 4:06 PM EST) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy vigorously defended the agency's scientific review procedures before skeptical members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, insisting that the EPA has a transparent and reliable process in place to verify data used to develop regulations.

The EPA has taken plenty of heat from House Republicans on what Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, describes as the agency's “secret science,” and the grilling continued during Thursday's full committee hearing on agency transparency. McCarthy told lawmakers that the EPA...
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