Science Community Expresses Concern about Secret Science Reform Act
COSSA is among 43 organizations, led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), who sent letters to the House and Senate expressing concern about the Secret Science Reform Act (H.R. 4012), which is legislation seeking to “prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating a covered action unless all scientific and technical information relied on to support such action is specifically identified and publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results.” While staying neutral on the political issues that surround EPA’s rule-making process, which has been be major area of concern for House Republicans in particular, the interorganizational letter asks Congress to “take additional time to evaluate the unintended consequences” of H.R. 4012. Read on for more information.