Honestly, What Is The Best Science?

Law360, New York (April 25, 2017, 4:38 PM EDT) -- When it comes to regulating chemicals, most stakeholders support the use of the "best science." However, there appears to be little agreement concerning what "best science" means, how to weigh studies to reach a conclusion as to what the science is saying, and the appropriate balance between science and policy in regulatory decision-making.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and the new EPA political appointees must wrestle with the difficult scientific, policy and legal questions involved in regulating existing chemicals. No doubt, there will be a vigorous debate over which interpretation of "best science" the new administration should (or must)...

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