Opinion: EPA actions often based on power grab, not scientific data

06/20/2013 | Forbes

Many of the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory decisions are designed to expand authority rather than respond to a known risk, Kerri Toloczko writes. "EPA regularly jumps right into risk management without fully scientifically studying any potential risk posed by chemicals in its sights," she argues. Citing the agency's ongoing requests for testing of siloxanes, used in soap, Toloczko adds, "EPA would also like to set a new precedent and give special interest groups direct say in the risk assessment process."

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