“At a time when seeking out and utilizing cutting-edge research is a life or death situation, the EPA is moving in the opposite direction. What EPA is saying here is that it wants political control over what research is used in any of the agency’s work. Don’t let them get away with this without a fight. Commit to writing a public comment and we will provide you with the resources you need to be most effective. Note: the comment guide has been updated with a link to the public comment page on regulations.gov, which is now open. ………….But agency leaders see an opening. They feel compelled to carry out an idea hatched by tobacco industry lobbyists decades ago. The proposal was developed wholly by political staff.”
Union of Concerned Scientists: EPA Proposes Broad Science Restrictions in Midst of Coronavirus Pandemic
At a time when seeking out and utilizing cutting-edge research is a life or death situation, the EPA is moving in the opposite direction.