Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Environmental Law

Sometimes the Congress does something useful and inexpensive. Theo Spark is reporting this:
H. Sterling Burnett, the managing editor of the Heartland Institute’s Environment & Climate News, reported on The Secret Science Reform Act (HR 4012) introduced by the House Science Committee late last year. The bill would “prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based on science that is not transparent or reproducible.”
Imagine the EPA being forbidden to make law without the nuisance of having to go to the Congress unless they can show that the proposed law is based on "transparent and reproducible" science.

The problem here is that the EPA can be quite transparent about cooking the books and the results will be reproducible by anyone using the same recipe.

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