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The End of 'Secret Science' at the EPA?
May 7, 2018 at 02:41 AM
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How much data should be required to justify environmental regulations? What defines good science?

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On April 24th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new set of rules for the agency's scientific research studies. The EPA claims that its new rules will increase the organization's transparency by ensuring that the scientific information underlying any regulation is "publicly available in a manner that is sufficient for independent validation."

While EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, argues that "the era of secret science at the EPA is coming to an end," many scientists argue that the new rules could be devastating for researchers.

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How much data should be required to justify environmental regulations? What defines good science?

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