June 25, 2012

Chamber of Commerce to OIRA: The EPA hydraulic fracturing study should promptly and clearly be classified as a “highly influential scientific assessment.”

Attached below is a letter from the US Chamber of Commerce to OIRA Administrator Sunstein.  The letter concludes:

The EPA study, if conducted properly, can help provide valuable insight into hydraulic fracturing. If the appropriate steps are taken to ensure a scientifically sound and credible study, there will be greater faith placed in the report. The imprimatur of the federal government bears significant weight, even when a government study fails to meet high standards. This makes the importance of implementing the highest standards even more important, so that the best science is informing public discourse and decision-making. As this critical EPA study moves forward, the Chamber will closely monitor whether EPA is following the principles that OMB itself has recognized are critical to sound science.


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