If science can not be duplicated by other researchers, it's not science. If you keep the data secret, no other researcher can check your results. The House GOP introduced a bull in February to end EPA's secret science. Obama's EPA is responding by going after the critics. Much of what we are told is science is really mostly politics.
Via The Daily Caller:
Environmental Protection Agency administrator has issued a warning to Republicans who continue to question the integrity of the agency’s scientific data: we’re coming for you.McCarthy told an audience at the National Academy of Sciences on Monday morning the agency will go after a “small but vocal group of critics” who are arguing the EPA is using “secret science” to push costly clean air regulations.“Those critics conjure up claims of EPA secret science — but it’s not really about EPA science or secrets. It’s about challenging the credibility of world renowned scientists and institutions like Harvard University and the American Cancer Society,” McCarthy said, according to Politico.“It’s about claiming that research is secret if researchers protect confidential personal health data from those who are not qualified to analyze it — and won’t agree to protect it,” she added. “If EPA is being accused of secret science because we rely on real scientists to conduct research, and independent scientists to peer review it, and scientists who’ve spent a lifetime studying the science to reproduce it — then so be it.