“policy-relevant” science

Oh, those nasty scientists, still trying to hold on to that old reality thing...

"Under the new process, initial [EPA] reviews will be done by staff scientists and political appointees, who together will produce a synopsis of “policy-relevant” science — which sounds ominously like science tailored to predetermined policy outcomes. The independent scientists, meanwhile, will be frozen out until the very end, when they will be allowed to comment on proposals that will have already generated considerable momentum."

Full editorial: Muzzling Those Pesky Scientists - New York Times


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