"EPA: Wheeler Signals Retreat From 'Secret Science' Rule"

"EPA is dropping plans to issue a final version this year of its divisive plan to limit the agency's use of scientific studies in crafting major new regulations, Administrator Andrew Wheeler indicated at a congressional hearing this morning.

Instead, the agency will issue a supplemental proposal early next year, Wheeler told members of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, adding that it will apply only to future rulemakings.

He again defended, however, the agency's initial rationale for requiring only studies for which underlying data are available for 'independent validation.'"

Sean Reilly reports for Greenwire September 19, 2019.

Source: Greenwire, 09/20/2019