Attacks on Science

Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment (HONEST) Act

The HONEST Act would have restricted EPA from using scientific research that is not publicly available. This would handcuff EPA and limit the agency’s ability to enact protections. This anti-science bill was a direct attack on EPA and its mission of protecting the environment. Read our letter opposing the HONEST Act.

The pro-environment vote is NO.

H.R. 1430 passed the House on March 29, 2017 with a vote of 228-194.

EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act

This bill would have hindered the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board to reach timely, independent, objective, credible conclusions that can form the basis of policy. The bill would have made it easier for corporate interests like fossil fuel companies, to influence the scientific review process at the agency. Read our letter opposing this bill.

The pro-environment vote is NO.

H.R. 1431 passed the House on March 30, 2017 with a vote of 229-193.