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ATS Sends Letter Opposing EPA “Secret Science” Bill

March 2015

Last week the ATS joined the American Lung Association in a letter to the House Science Committee expressing our concerns with the EPA "Secret Science" bill – a bill that supporters claim would prevent EPA from establishing environmental regulations on secret science. The bill however, is thinly veiled attempt to give opponents of EPA regulations additional regulatory and legal tool to delay or block EPA regulations.

The Environmental Protection Agency bases the vast majority of its justification for rule making on published science. In staff review documents for significant rule making, EPA lays out the science-based justification for rule making and includes references to publications that are in the public domain. All interested parties can access and read the citations to scientific articles referenced by Environmental Protection Agency.

Last Reviewed: October 2017