(Star News Online) U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre says he doesn’t want burdensome regulations supported by weak science interfering with businesses, particularly farmers in North Carolina.
The Democratic congressman from Lumberton co-authored the “Sound Science in Agency Rulemaking and Risk Assessment Act,” according to a news release from his office. It would require all federal agencies to maximize the “quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of scientific information” used in rulemaking, The legislation passed the House last week as an amendment to another bill seeking to help small businesses and reduce government red tape. As of Friday, it hadn’t been heard by the Senate.
Dean Mitchell, McIntyre’s chief of staff, said in an email that the legislation stemmed from concerns that “flimsy science, or no scientific basis at all” could be used to justify regulations that could harm the agriculture industry.
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