Now’s the Time to Restore Integrity to EPA Regulatory Science

Guest essay by E. Calvin Beisner For decades the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has gotten away with creating regulations that lack sound scientific basis, costing Americans hundreds of billions of dollars without solid evidence that those costs were justified. It’s done this in two ways. Sometimes it’s simply thrown out scientific results and regulated to…

Putting the Clean Air Act on Ice

Guest post by David Middleton This article rekindled an idea I had several years ago… Science News Lead pollution in Greenland ice shows rise and fall of ancient European civilizations Ice-core study finds evidence of plagues, wars and imperial expansion Date: May 14, 2018 Source: Desert Research Institute Summary: Scientists, historians and economists have used…

Analysis: Ending the ‘secret science’ at EPA is long overdue

Administrator Pruitt initiates overdue changes to bring transparency, integrity to rulemaking Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to end the longstanding EPA practice of using secretive, often questionable, even deceptive science to support agency policy and regulatory initiatives. His proposed rules will ensure that any science underlying agency…