Letter: Rein in Obama's EPA

I want to applaud House Republicans, including Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., for finally trying to rein in the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency and its runaway, unaccountable agenda. Schweikert and his GOP allies are pushing a smart, common-sense bill called the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014, which would ban the EPA from proposing, finalizing or disseminating new rules without disclosing the scientific rationale for doing so. It’s a shame Congress needs to order the EPA to do something that, for most people, would seem completely logical. But the EPA under President Obama has run amok with its rule-making authority, and the agency has used nontransparent data and unverifiable claims to implement ill-advised policies that harm our nation’s economy and environment. I urge Congress to pass this important bill, so that the EPA will finally be forced to do what’s right.

Effie Carlson

Arizona LD 23 candidate



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