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UCS to Host Virtual Public Hearing on EPA Science Rule

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EPA is rushing through a proposal to transform how science is used in agency decisions and scientific assessments. The EPA is giving the public just 30 days to comment on the proposal and refuses to hold virtual public hearings. We are going to make sure that the EPA gets as much input as possible, whether they want it or not.

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A Thank You to FOIA Officers: Purveyors of Sunshine

, Lead science and policy analyst

This sunshine week I would like to express my appreciation for all of the work that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) officers at federal agencies have done and continue to do to ensure public access to government communications, records, and documents. Read more >

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The EPA’s Rule to Restrict Science Could Compromise Your Confidential Research Data

, Research Analyst

On March 3, the EPA announced that they will issue a supplement to the misleading-titled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule, open to a 30-day comment period, which appears to be just as restrictive, if not more so, than the original rule. Read more >

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The Trump EPA Is Restricting EPA Science. It’s Somehow Worse than We Expected.

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

Yesterday the Trump administration issued a supplemental notice to a draft rule long feared by many in the public health and scientific communities as a major disruption to science-based policy as we know it. Here are five initial takeaways. Read more >

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EPA Moves to Handcuff Its Scientists

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

EPA political leaders want the option to force agency scientific experts to ignore some of the best evidence we have about how pollution makes people sick. Read more >

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