May 14, 2020

14 May 2020

House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Responds to EPA’s Proposed Rulemaking on Transparency in Science

On Wednesday, May 6, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, chairwoman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, distributed a memo to the committee criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule to limit the use of scientific studies in agency decisions, highlighting topics Rep. Johnson argued EPA had not considered and questioned the legal authority for EPA’s approach. The memo follows EPA’s supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking published on March 18, following the original “Transparency in Science” proposal published in April 2018. Read more about the EPA March 18 supplemental “Transparency in Science” proposed rule here.