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Promoting Transparency in Federal Agencies’ Use and Dissemination of Science

November 25, 2019

Steps taken to improve transparency for federal agencies’ use of science will improve accountability in policymaking and uphold democratic principles.

From the study:

Science helps to provide the underlying rationale for federal regulations that affect the lives of all Americans. 

Stronger transparency requirements for federal agencies’ use of science will provide much-needed accountability in policymaking and uphold democratic principles.

The Trump Administration should implement government-wide transparency requirements for agency use of science and Congress should codify key requirements.

Author
Daren Bakst is the Research Fellow in Agricultural Policy at the Heritage Foundation and policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
daren.bakst@heritage.org @darenbakst