The Trump EPA Is Restricting EPA Science. It’s Somehow Worse than We Expected.

Read the full story from the Union of Concerned Scientists. See also 4 tips for covering EPA’s proposed ‘transparency in regulatory science’ rule.

Yesterday the Trump administration issued a supplemental notice to a draft rule long feared by many in the public health and scientific communities as a major disruption to science-based policy as we know it. Purported to be about transparency at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the proposal—in reality—would prevent the EPA from using the best available science to protect public health and the environment, as its mission holds.

The proposal is similar in substance to a version that leaked to the New York Times last November, with some new twists. Here are five initial takeaways.

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