EPA to restore scientific review process

In a bid to restore the primacy of science in setting air-pollution standards at the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced yesterday that she was reestablishing key internal review procedures regarding harmful pollutants.

Jackson said the EPA would resume a process in which agency scientists issue "staff papers" outlining options for policymakers to consider in establishing air-quality levels for ozone, carbon monoxide, and four other key pollutants.

Jackson also "reaffirmed" the critical role of the congressionally mandated Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), a panel of outside scientists, in helping the agency make sound scientific decisions on air quality. Full story

Tags: carbon dioxide, clean air, climate change, co2, emissions, environmentalism, epa, ghg, global warming, lisa jackson, More…methane, nox, obama, pollution, sound science

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My sentiments exactly. Now if we can keep a progressive environmentalist in the White House term after term, the US may have some hope of cleaning its mess up. Of course, we're not as bad as many third world countries, but we do have room for improvement.


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