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Climate Rollbacks, Science Rule to Get EPA Science Advisers Review

May 31, 2018, 11:38 PM

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s plans to revise five Obama-era climate regulations—and his efforts to limit the types of science the agency can use—will get the scrutiny of the agency’s science advisers, the full panel voted May 31.

The Science Advisory Board, which counsels the Environmental Protection Agency on the science it uses, will move forward with vetting the scientific and technical analysis underpinning the EPA’s plans to rewrite several greenhouse gas regulations. Those include: the agency’s review of the Obama administration’s carbon limits for new and existing power plants, its reconsideration of methane limits for new oil and...

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