Environment & Energy Report

Critics Fret Over EPA Request for a Little Science Advice (1)

April 23, 2019, 8:02 PMUpdated: April 23, 2019, 8:23 PM

The head of the EPA is asking its science advisers to consult on a narrow piece of the EPA’s proposal to restrict what science it can use—a step critics say effectively undercuts a broader review by the experts.

The specificity of the request from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler has raised concerns among researchers and former EPA officials who say a science transparency proposal, released in April 2018, won’t get a full review from the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). That panel of outside experts reviews the quality of scientific and technical information the EPA uses in regulations.

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