ACC: House bill on EPA advisory boards would increase scientific discourse

A House bill to increase industry and public input on the Environmental Protection Agency's scientific advisory boards is intended to mitigate overregulation, House Republicans say. Richard Becker of the American Chemistry Council notes it will "help improve the science discourse" as members of the public often offer alternative analyses that differ from those in the EPA's draft scientific documents. They may also have different perspectives on dealing with very technical issues, he added.

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