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Web Date: April 16, 2013

Republicans In Congress Launch Another Salvo Against EPA

Oversight: House of Representatives bill would change membership, operation of agency’s Science Advisory Board
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: EPA, Science Advisory Board, H.R. 1422, House of Representatives

As part of a larger attack on the Environmental Protection Agency, a congressional committee has approved legislation that would change the makeup and operation of expert panels that advise EPA on scientific matters.

The bill, H.R. 1422, would boost industry participation on panels of EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB). It also would significantly weaken SAB panels’ ability to limit oral comments from industry lobbyists or environmental . . .

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