Applying Justice Scalia’s methods to the EPA would help to end agency partisanship | 

Source: Applying Justice Scalia’s methods to the EPA would help to end agency partisanship | TheHill

“The EPA should not ask business owners to shoulder heavy economic burdens unless a regulation is based on objective interpretation of science that is then reviewed by an outside objective body. Given the refusal to comply with laws requiring independent, objective review, there is no real way to know if the EPA’s regulations under the past administration truly contribute to health and human welfare, because there is no real way to know whether scientific findings have been skewed or manipulated.

With the effort to seek reconsideration of the endangerment finding, petitioners are seeking to start over. That would begin with the Science Advisory Board’s review of regulations issued by the Obama EPA to ensure that sound science forms the foundation of future EPA regulations.

Over the course of the Obama administration, the EPA became a tool for promoting partisan policy. It would do well to apply Justice Scalia’s methods to its scientific studies and regulations to prevent further slide into partisanship.

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