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Watch out: Notorious climate denier Lamar Smith is fixated on “Making EPA Great Again.” | Grist

Watch out: Notorious climate denier Lamar Smith is fixated on “Making EPA Great Again.

”That’s the title he’s given to a hearing that will happen on Tuesday in the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, which Smith chairs.

The hearing is likely to focus in part on Smith’s Secret Science Reform Act, which passed the House in 2015 but didn’t make it through the Senate. Smith is expected to reintroduce the bill, which would require that scientific studies used by the EPA be “transparent or reproducible,” meaning independent scientists can check the work.

This may initially sound like a valid constraint, but as the Intercept explains, in practice it would prohibit the agency from using studies that contain confidential information (as many health studies do) or studies of one-time disasters like the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Scott Faber of the nonprofit Environmental Working Group told Fusion that the bill is “just horseshit.”

Source: Watch out: Notorious climate denier Lamar Smith is fixated on “Making EPA Great Again.” | Grist

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