Critics of proposed data disclosure rule suggest it could undermine effective rulemaking.
A recent Supreme Court decision could allow courts to rely on dubious science.
A real EPA transparency rule should be grounded in scientific practices, not constituency interests.
Public access to data behind regulations should not be a political question.
Proposed limits to EPA’s consideration of scientific data threaten timely, sound policymaking.
Despite concerns, environmental agency’s “transparent science” proposed rule supports existing guidelines.
Scholars and regulatory commentators debate the significance of EPA’s recently proposed “transparency” rule.