Environmental Protection Agency

Republicans Looking to Take "Secret Science" Out of EPA Rulemaking Process

Pushing a law that would require science used for regs to be transparent, reproducible


Republican lawmakers in the House are pushing legislation that would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing new regulations based on science that is not transparent or not reproducible.

The Secret Science Reform Act, introduced Thursday by Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., would bar the agency from proposing or finalizing rules without first disclosing all "scientific and technical information" relied on to support its proposed action.