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Beyer Blasts EPA Anti-Science Rule

Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the finalization of its controversial rule restricting which science the agency can rely on when crafting regulations, which would dramatically weaken the scientific foundations of the EPA’s public health regulations:


“This rule is an abominable attack on scientific integrity, the final bonanza for polluters and industry donors from a historically corrupt administration. President-elect Biden should eliminate this rule at his earliest opportunity, and Congress should consider accelerating its removal.”

Representative Beyer served on the House Science Committee and was its Vice Ranking Member during the 115th Congress, during which he was one of the leading House critics of deregulation and corruption at the EPA. He is co-Chair of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, and co-chairs the New Democrat Coalition’s Climate Change Task Force.