EPA chief proposes science standards

Critics say call for transparency masks plan to discredit independent research

Posted: April 25, 2018 at 3:48 a.m.
Updated: April 25, 2018 at 3:48 a.m.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, shown earlier this month at a news conference in Washington, has undertaken a broad effort to change how the agency uses science to guide its work.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed a rule Tuesday that would establish new standards for what science could be used in writing agency regulations, according to individuals briefed on the plan.

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