EPA ban on ‘secret’ science makes good regulatory sense

March 27, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for ending the agency’s use of studies that do not publish underlying data:

“EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is taking the lead in restoring transparent science to our regulatory system. If scientists won’t show their work by publishing their underlying data, then government agencies should not be implementing regulations based on their findings.

“Transparency about the scientific method used to come to conclusions that have major public policy impacts is essential in order for others to evaluate and attempt to replicate the findings. Every grade school child learns that for science to be legitimate, someone doing the exact same process have to come up with the same results. It’s called falsifiability. Data that cannot be examined and potentially falsified simply must not be accepted by the government. Transparency is the key to ending politically driven science.”

Attachments:

“Scott Pruitt is bringing transparency to the EPA; why is the Church of Man-made Climate Change angry about that?” By Printus LeBlanc, March 23, 2018 at http://dailytorch.com/2018/03/scott-pruitt-is-bringing-transparency-to-the-epa-why-is-the-church-of-man-made-climate-change-angry-about-that/

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