Aquatic Societies Oppose EPA’s Proposed Open Science Rule

The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) opposed EPA’s proposed supplemental rule, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” on the grounds that it would undermine the agency’s ability to use the best available science in its policy-making process and thus impede EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment. The proposed rule would diminish the pivotal role that scientific evidence plays in making critical decisions that directly impact the health of Americans by undermining the ability of the EPA to use the best available science in setting policies and regulations. The effect of the rule would be to weaken the scientific underpinnings of federal policy with the predictable result that environmental and public health would be compromised. Read the comments.