Panel Scores EPA on Clean Air Science

Science  10 Apr 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5361, pp. 193
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5361.193b

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When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled a plan last summer to reduce levels of fine soot particles in urban air, industry critics assailed it for relying on what they viewed as flawed science. EPA promised to review new research findings before spelling out how states should implement the regulations, which could cost $104 billion a year, and Congress told EPA to expand its current air pollution research program. Now, a National Research Council panel assembled to critique that research effort has concluded that the EPA once again is giving science short shrift.