Apparently, some of our leaders don't or at least don't think it's relevant..
#Action - Urgent
The HONEST Act is up for a vote today and the Science Advisory Reform Act tomorrow. These bills prevent the EPA from using science to inform their policies. http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press-release/honest-sab-bills-undermine-science#.WNvV_7byvaZ
From the Union of Concerned Scientists:
“The so-called ‘HONEST Act’ is a Trojan-horse transparency bill that, among other things, would make it harder for the EPA to use public health studies to finalize science-based public health protections. That makes no sense. The scientific studies are already carefully peer-reviewed and available to the public and it’s baseless to claim that the science is ‘secret’ because raw data are not released. “The Science Advisory Board Reform Act would undermine the EPA’s ability to get the best independent scientific advice. It would throw up pointless burdens to deter experts from public service, and create new opportunities for industries and special interests to interfere with science. It turns the idea of conflict of interest upside-down, by discouraging scientists whose work is federally supported and encouraging corporate-funded experts in the name of ‘balance.’
Call your Representative ASAP and ask that they vote NO on both of these bills.
202-224-3121 or Call My MoCs: https://www.callmycongress.com/