EPA stalling policy to prevent politicizing science

Whether or not EPA has a policy in place won't matter until the agency is transparent about the data behind its science and decisions, said Myron Ebell, director of energy and global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Without transparency, the agency is free to conform science to its own agency and force out anyone who dares to disagree, Ebell said.

Ebell pointed to EPA whistleblower Alan Carlin, a longtime economist for the agency, who discovered this firsthand in 2009 when a report he co-authored questioned the science behind then-proposed global warming regulations under the Clean Air Act.

Emails acquired by CEI showed that Carlin's boss rejected the report's findings because they "do not help the legal or policy case for this decision," according to Fox News.