GOP Floats Overhaul To EPA Scientific Review Process

Law360, New York (March 6, 2017, 5:45 PM EST) -- Leaders of the GOP-controlled U.S. House science committee on Monday introduced legislation aimed at revising the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's scientific review process that guides the agency's rulemaking, but a science group said the legislation would only politicize the EPA's scientific reviews.

House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, a frequent EPA critic, introduced the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017, which would bar the agency from crafting or enacting regulations that relies on scientific and technical information that isn't publicly available and can be successfully reproduced.

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