If we, they, don't get it right here, then we all lose, even the oft' misguided, misinformed, Fractivist.
U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) today sent a letter to Cass Sunstein, the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget, urging the Administration to ensure that EPA complies with legal standards of scientific integrity as it finalizes a new report on ground water contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming. OIRA is responsible for policing the quality of agency science.
...Because the results of the study could have major implications on the natural gas industry and on state and federal regulations, the Senators are calling on OIRA to designate EPA’s report as a “highly influential scientific assessment” which will require a more thorough and transparent peer review process. “A false-positive link between fracturing and groundwater contamination could form the basis for costly new regulation that will do little to protect human health,” they said.
The article and letter can be found here...
Good on Rob Portman!
Is this the same SOUND SCIENCE we learned back in high school in the 70's. When they were saying how NY city would be under water by the year 2000 do to the Global Warming? I haven't heard of anyone swimming for there life up there yet.......
When you have big business which mean big MONEY everything is off the table,it's all about GREED.
Question since we have all this Shale oil play in Texas,N.D. Ohio ect. and we are producing our own oil not Opec when will the prices go down for fuel????
Sound Science means sound science, not junk science where the agenda drives the outcome. It seemed pretty clear to me what they meant.