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Scott Pruitt Will End EPA’s Use Of
‘Secret Science’ To Justify Regulations

Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch

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Posted By:MissMolly, 3/20/2018 4:57:45 AM

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will soon end his agency’s use of “secret science” to craft regulations. “We need to make sure their data and methodology are published as part of the record,” Pruitt said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Otherwise, it’s not transparent. It’s not objectively measured, and that’s important.” Pruitt will reverse long-standing EPA policy allowing regulators to rely on non-public scientific data in crafting rules. Such studies have been used to justify tens of billions of dollars worth of regulations. EPA regulators would only be allowed to consider scientific studies that make their

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: greatGreyhounds, 3/20/2018 5:12:05 AM     (No. 11577256)

About time!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 3/20/2018 5:16:44 AM     (No. 11577259)

Replacing the corrupt nuts and bolts of Obamaism under the radar, while the Enemedia is busy chasing Stormy...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 3/20/2018 6:26:39 AM     (No. 11577280)

Not just "secret science," but secret Democrat science.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 3/20/2018 6:42:34 AM     (No. 11577293)

Good news!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ribald1, 3/20/2018 8:29:32 AM     (No. 11577362)

It was so secret that no one has ever seen it, but they knew it had to be out there somewhere, so they went with it.
What could possibly be wrong with that?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jimjr, 3/20/2018 10:19:35 AM     (No. 11577450)

If data and methods aren´t published, it isn´t science, it´s "because I said so".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: blizzard, 3/20/2018 10:50:47 AM     (No. 11577497)

The best solution is to end the EPA.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 3/20/2018 10:52:17 AM     (No. 11577498)

YES! WINNING!

It´s been a pretty sweet deal for environmentalists. The government pays for some research trying to justify a planned action. An environmentalist gets a sweet paying job, carries out "the study", and surprise, surprise it justifies the actions the government wanted to take to begin with. Meanwhile the information and methodology is hidden (though WE paid for it) so no one knows if it is legitimate. Further, there is no real way to challenge it because the government can simply say a study was done.

The process is insane and is wide open to graft, corruption, manipulation, and poor scientific practice. A study that cannot be peer reviewed and replicated is worthless.

This should apply to EVERY "study" the government pays for. All data and methodology should be public.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 3/20/2018 11:30:56 AM     (No. 11577530)

The same should be done with funding. Every tax dollar spent should be fully visible for review by the public.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 3/20/2018 1:16:36 PM     (No. 11577680)

"Secret science" is NOT any kind of science.

Science is a process by which hypotheses are tested against results developed from experiments. New experimental results can easily overturn scientific hypotheses which have been previously thought to be well founded.

"Secret" can never work in real science. "Secret" political, totalitarian.

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