Monday, November 11, 2019

EPA to negate certain non-disclosure agreements. Trump should do the same.

Trump's lobbyist-run, polluting-enabling

transparency-mocking EPA has figured out yet another way to undermine and discard science
A new draft of the Environmental Protection Agency proposal, titled Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science, would require that scientists disclose all of their raw data, including confidential medical records, before the agency could consider an academic study’s conclusions. E.P.A. officials called the plan a step toward transparency and said the disclosure of raw data would allow conclusions to be verified independently...
The measure would make it more difficult to enact new clean air and water rules because many studies detailing the links between pollution and disease rely on personal health information gathered under confidentiality agreements. And, unlike a version of the proposal that surfaced in early 2018, this one could apply retroactively to public health regulations already in place. 
Other than noting the overriding b.s. factor and risk posed to every American by this dangerous proposal, I'm guessing the same wide-open disclosure practice will be not be applied similarly - - that is, immediately and retroactively - - to Trump's unprecedented, ego-protecting non-disclosure agreements

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