DRBC Short-Circuits Science and Goes Straight to Politics

Uni Blake says the DRBC has put politics before science with its proposal to enact a fracking ban based on equally political New York State health studies.

The following is Uni’s testimony at yesterday’s DRBC hearing:

My name is Uni Blake, and I am a scientific advisor at the American Petroleum Institute with a background in Toxicology, and Public Health.

In the field, risk assessors typically assess health risks in light of the related study uncertainties. They are expected to provide clear and concise answers to complex questions about health, based on existing scientific evidence.

But as the scientific community knows that is rarely how science behaves. However, there are strategies such as a weight of evidence assessment that are used to evaluate evidence that takes into account different lines of information and data.

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