New Study Claims To Expose The ‘Science Charade’ Behind Some EPA Regulations

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Science_Protestor A protestor holds a sign in support of science during the March For Science in Seattle, Washington, U.S. April 22, 2017. REUTERS/David Ryder

From the Daily Caller


Michael Bastasch


A new study highlights how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is able to game the rule-making system to cloak contentious policy decisions as based on science.

Susan Dudley, president of the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center, and Marcus Peacock, executive vice president of the Business Roundtable, published a report to highlight the “perverse incentives involved in developing regulations” as part of EPA’s air quality setting standards.

The report outlines problems in the regulatory process from the way Congress wrote the Clean Air Act to how EPA staff and agency science advisers present the data to the administrator. All this creates a “science charade” to mask controversial decisions, the report claims.

The study also took aim at EPA’s Clean Air…

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