“NGO lawsuit seeks documents behind EPA ‘science transparency’ proposal”

Chemical Watch posted the above titled article, which reads as follows:

“The NGO the Environmental Defense Fund has sued the US EPA over its failure to release requested documents related to its proposed ‘science transparency rule’.

The lawsuit relates to the EPA’s proposed rule: Strengthening transparency in regulatory science. The controversial plan is intended to ensure that science underpinning regulatory decisions is available for public validation. But its detractors say it will limit the types of data the EPA can consider in rulemakings.

Earlier this year, the EDF filed two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests related to the proposal. It reports, however, that the EPA did not furnish the requested documents by the statutory deadline, and it is now asking a court to compel their release.

Earthjustice is representing the EDF in the suit, filed in federal court in New York.”


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