The attack on science continues by the far right wing of America. Already passed by the Senate, this new bill would likely severely stymie science based regulations. Why? Because often the EPA uses industry’s own scientific data to write regulations, done with the agreement that the science will remain unpublicized due to trade secrets or other proprietary information. Read the article at “The Hill” to get a better understanding of this anti-science bill. What is happening is a concerted, across the board attack on scientific study that doesn’t fit industry’s needs.
The House voted Wednesday to restrict the kind of scientific studies and data that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can use to justify new regulations.
The Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act, or HONEST Act, passed 228-194. It would prohibit the EPA from writing any regulation that uses science that is not publicly available.