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“Committee Votes To Block Trump’s ‘Secret Science’ EPA Rule”

“The House Appropriations Committee on Friday voted to block a controversial Trump Administration transparency rule that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) own independent board of science advisers criticized.

“This rule would place new crippling limits on what studies can be utilized when EPA crafts new regulation,” said the amendment's sponsor, Rep. David Price (D-N.C.), citing a slew of experts and scientific associations.

Scientists have decried the 2018 rule, which the administration sought to broaden in March, as an effort to block the EPA from being able to use significant amounts of research in its rulemaking.”

Niv Elis reports for The Hill July 10, 2020.