Some members of Congress have been very critical of the EPA for creating regulations based on entirely unproven data resulting in enormous costs to industry and taxpayers. The most common examples often referenced are the air quality regulations based upon a 30-year-old Harvard University study that still remains sealed from public view. It is generally believed that this study has had an enormous impact on our society, but remains closed and unavailable even to Congress through the courts.
This type of regulatory change on the part of EPA Administrator Pruitt seems a good move in my opinion. Your editorial is on soft ground.