Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Science takes the hindmost....

It seems that industry lobbyists have found a way to legally ignore science that doesn't go their way. The Data Quality Act was snuck into the 2000 appropriations bill. It works out that the act is written such that the people who may know the most about a particular bit of environmental issue can have their studies ignored in the regulatory process. Essentially the only voices heard will be the ones of industry. Mother Earth better brace herself.

2 comments:

Dustin said...

This might have more to do with the "scientists" crying wolf all the time till until industry decides to fight back.

Kendall said...

Thankfully there's that objective reality thing that acts as a check on wolf-crying in all directions. It pays to be suspicious of answers that are too simple.