H.R. 1430: Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (HONEST Act)

Author's Summary: "To prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible."

IB's Summary: This bill echoes the concerns of scientists calling for more open access to data, materials, methods, and software used in scientific studies in the general scientific community. However, this bill will cripple the EPA with additional bureaucratic costs by forcing policymakers to use research conducted with either publicly available data (which are small in number) or data with confidential information redacted (which is costly and time-consuming in practice).


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