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House passes bill to reform EPA science panel

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

On Tuesday. the House passed H.R. 1422, which would change the process of selecting the members of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Advisory Board. The legislation is meant to ensure greater transparency in the rule-making process.

The bill would require, among other provisions, to have local and state member make up at least ten percent of the board, meant to create greater trust between state and federal officials.

According to to Representative¬†Chris Stewart (R-Utah), “It’s through this bill we can not only improve that process, but also restore trust between the American people and the federal government.”

Read more about the legislation here.