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The EPA is reportedly planning to restrict the science experts can use to draw up rules to protect public health

25 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning on tightening the rules on science that can be used when deciding on public health rules, reported The New York Times.
Under the planned rule change all raw data must be presented in scientific studies, meaning that key scientific work drawing on confidential medical data could no longer be used.
Critics told the New York Times that the proposals would allow the agency to justify rolling back environmental rules.
EPA defended itself, however, saying that "the science supporting agency decisions is transparent and available for evaluation by...
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