American Lung Association Strongly Opposes EPA's Proposed Rule to Limit Critical Health Science

Proposed Rule would Threaten Patient Confidentiality

In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's proposal to restrict the science used by the agency, American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer issued the following statement:

"Today's unprecedented proposal that would limit critical health science from the federal rule-making process is appalling and dangerous.

"Sound, peer-reviewed research forms the foundation of lifesaving policies and is key to the success of the Clean Air Act. Protecting patient confidentiality is vital to the scientific process.

"Today's proposal would prevent the best science from informing policy decisions and result in weaker health safeguards. This approach must not stand."

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Allison MacMunn
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