Keeping EPA workers accountable and projects on schedule.
Many researchers (or their institutions) are likely to want their work to be EPA usable, even if EPA does not fund it. They will then adopt usability practices from the beginning, which may be a new way of doing research. This is exactly what the open science movement is calling for.
Administrator Pruitt initiates overdue changes to bring transparency, integrity to rulemaking.
"The President should stand behind loyal public servants like Scott Pruitt or suffer a chilling effect on his Administration's ability to recruit and retain talented Americans with the courage to make positive change."
EPA will stop relying on "secret science" in its rule-making process and enter a new era of transparency under a new regulation Administrator Pruitt unveiled at EPA headquarters.
EPA’s proposed data transparency rule will provide for privacy concerns and for concerns from industry over releasing confidential business information.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is under attack and needs your help!
Pruitt’s Real Sin? Cleaning Up EPA.
Politicians must consider unintended consequences.
EPA regulators would only be allowed to consider scientific studies that make their data available for public scrutiny under Pruitt’s new policy.
EPA is what is called an "independent agency, Pruitt can, and may well, go ahead with the Red Team exercise.
Heartland Institute Senior Fellow (and CFACT advisor) H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., reviews the achievements of President Trump's energy and environmental policies at the end of his first year in office, a list he says indicates "a tremendous start" -- as evidenced by the stock market, job growth, unemployment decline, business investment, and consumer confidence -- all helping to "make America great again."
Legally correct interpretation: “The CPP exceeds EPA’s statutory authority and must be repealed.” Read CFACT's full regulatory submission now.
CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen pulls no punches, calling today's ethanol and biofuels mandates and subsidies a fascistic scheme that harms both the economy and the environment and does nothing to conserve domestic energy while doing a lot to stifle economic growth. He urges the swift repeal of ethanol and biofuels mandates.
The second shoe has dropped in EPA's wondering about how to regulate CO2 emissions from power plants. As the shoe dropping metaphor suggests, EPA can now go to sleep for awhile. Everyone else is going to be very busy commenting on this complex issue. The first shoe dropped in October when EPA proposed repeal of the Obama Clean Power Plan. The Agency correctly cited the well known legal arguments against the CPP, especially that it illegally required States to regulate their entire electric power systems, not just their power plants. This meant changing (that is, restricting) people's use of electricity, a favorite [...]