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Secret Science Act Irks Some Scientists

Congress is considering two bills that deal with how the EPA uses science to base its policy decisions.   Those backing the bills say it addresses an increase transparency and accountability over the agency that has overstepped its bounds.

But critics call the bills a thinly veiled attempt to change the science the EPA uses to base its decisions.  They say the legislation undermines scientific integrity and opens the door for polluters to stop or slow the regulation process.

The EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act (H.R. 1422)
The second bill, the Secret Science Reform Act (H.R. 4012)

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