The American Petroleum Institute recently applauded EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's naming of several advisers to agency boards and committees as moves likely to lead to more regulations being based on data and science.
“Smart, science-based regulations are essential to our nation meeting its energy and environmental needs well into the future,” Howard Feldman, API’s senior director for regulatory and scientific affairs, said in a release. “Administrator Pruitt’s actions today advance the administration’s commitment to promoting American energy production, transportation, refining and use while protecting the environment."
In the release, Feldman expressed anticipation of continued collaboration with the White House and elected officials to support policies based on “sound science and data” that safeguard public health and the environment, and in turn create job growth.
The EPA recently named new advisers to its Board of Scientific Counselors, Science Advisory Board (SAB) and Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).