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February 11, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Chairman Schweikert Hears Witnesses Testimonies on “Ensuring Open Science at EPA”

Media Advisory:

Chairman Schweikert Hears Witnesses Testimonies on “Ensuring Open Science at EPA”

Washington, D.C.February 10, 2014– Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) will be chairing the House Science, Space, and Technology Environment Environment Subcommittee Hearing, "Ensuring Open Science at EPA," Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 10:00am EST/ 8:00am MST. 

Chairman Schweikert and the Committee introduced the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014 (H.R. 4012) last week, prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from proposing regulations based on scienctific data that are not transparent or reproducible.

"The Secret Science Reform Act ends costly EPA rulemaking from happening behind closed doors and out of public view," said Chairman Schweikert. "I look forward to engaging professionals in the field on this legislation."

"I believe public policy should come from public data and for far too long, the EPA has approved regulations that have placed a financial burden on economic growth in this country with no public evidence to justify their actions."

Witnesses at tomorrow’s hearing include: 

The Honorable John Graham, Dean, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Dr. Louis Anthony Cox, Jr., Chief Sciences Officer, Next Health Technologies, Clinical Professor, Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado Health Sciences Center, and President, Cox Associates

Dr. Ellen Silbergeld, Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Mr. Raymond Keating, Chief Economist, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

The hearing will be streamed live online, here


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