Posey Votes to Limit EPA’s Ability to Use Science Data

The Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act, or HONEST Act, passed 228-194. It would prohibit the EPA from writing any regulation that uses science that is not publicly available.

Posey, a Member of the House Science, Technology, and Space committee voted this week on HR 1430 called the “HONEST” Act, which limits the EPA from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating an action unless all of the scientific information that is relied on to support the action is publically available. The immediate effect is that science and data that the EPA does not own or have the right to disseminate would not be available to be used in proposing regulations. Proponents argue that this makes EPA’s use of science more “open” to the public, ignoring the fact that science research has very strict protocols and procedures built into the work being done and disseminated through the Scientific Method
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By Lindsey

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