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EPA to Restrict Scientific Research Used to Write Public Health Regulations

HeadlineNov 12, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to restrict the scientific research that the federal government uses to write new public health regulations. That’s according to The New York Times, which obtained a draft of new EPA proposals that stipulate scientists would have to disclose their raw data — including confidential medical records — in order for the EPA to even consider an academic study’s conclusions. Scientists say these measures would make it far more difficult for the agency to issue new clean air and water rules.

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