“EPA Limits Data Used in New Rules,” The Wall Street Journal April 25, 2018 A4. Underlying studies must be made public and the findings must be reproducible before research will be used to justify new regulations.
Does the government need to allow you an opportunity to contest the “facts” upon which regulations are issued? Is it right for the US government to rely upon scientific studies that in turn rely on secret information in order to establish regulations? Do the government need to independently validate information before taking regulatory action? How can an opponent reasonably contest the wording and scope of a regulation if he/she can’t see the evidence? Or if the evidence doesn’t prove what the scientist says it proves?
Is this about information, or governance, or information governance? More than one?