Politics, Science, and Religion.
And sometimes intersections among them
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.