Accountability

McMorris Rodgers: Setting EPA Standards with Peer Reviewed Research

Mar 18, 2015 | Communications •

“Our environment is a priority — not only for Americans today, but for those to come long after us. Through peer-reviewed science, the EPA can set standards that will not only regulate our environmental concerns, but also grant flexibility to American entrepreneurs.”

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed H.R. 1029, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act of 2015, which holds the EPA’s Science Advisory Board accountable when creating laws that will seriously impact families and small businesses around the country.

“Our environment is a priority — not only for Americans today, but for those to come long after us. In recent years, the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations have been created behind closed doors, with little concern for the financial burden they have on American families and small business owners. This bill requires the EPA’s Science Advisory Board to consult the Americans who will be impacted the most, requiring peer review and constructive conversation. Through peer-reviewed science, the EPA can set standards that will not only regulate our environmental concerns, but also grant flexibility to American entrepreneurs. I applaud Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his continued effort to hold the EPA accountable and empower thousands of Americans who have been harmed by unnecessary regulations.”