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Friday, August 31, 2018

Pentagon criticizes EPA science proposal

The Pentagon has weighed in against a controversial Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would block the agency from using scientific studies that do not make public the raw data used in research.

"While we agree that public access to information is very important, we do not believe that failure of the agency to obtain a publication's underlying data from an author external to the agency should negate its use," Patricia Underwood, a senior Pentagon official in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment, wrote in recent formal public comments on the EPA proposal, which were first reported Tuesday by E&E News.

The deadline to receive input from the public on the proposed rule closed Aug. 16. The proposal garnered nearly a quarter of a million comments.



Anonymous said...

This news story totally misrepresents what is going on.

There is one person who claims to be in the pentagon that is making this claim.

The EPA has been making rules that affect you and I without showing the science behind why they are making these rules and recently the EPA has been caught faking the science to enact rules.
Transparency is what we want.

Anonymous said...

In other words, Trust us.