photo- Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt. Mitchell Resnick
a proposal that would limit the type of scientific studies and data the agency can use in crafting public health and environmental regulations.
The idea has long been championed by House Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas). The prominent climate change denier proposed a bill last year called the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment (HONEST) Act, formerly known as The Secret Science Reform Act, that prohibits any future regulations from taking effect unless the underlying scientific data is public.