Environmental NGOs Walking Timidly Up to the DQA Confessional

From: Bloomberg/Bureau of National Affairs

Scorned Law May Be Environmentalists’ Tool to Protect EPA Data

By Rachel Leven


Progressives have dismissed the Data Quality Act as a tool for industry groups to poke holes in information in government reports and reviews. But now the father of the law says environmentalists are quietly approaching him about the possibility of turning the law on a White House that has taken down information from the Environmental Protection Agency website, including a climate science page that stated, “It is extremely likely that human activities have been the dominant cause of the warming.”

“They’re sort of walking timidly up to the confessional,” Jim Tozzi, who founded the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness to oppose overreaching regulation, told Bloomberg BNA.

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