On July 17th, the Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing to discuss the EPA’s proposed rule change entitled: “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science”. The hearing featured the usual suspects in discussions of EPA reform: lawmakers, scientists, industry leaders, and activists. It remains to be seen what the impact of the hearing will be, but for now the discussion remains contentious on both sides. The debate over the EPA’s rule centers around what practices the EPA is allowed to use when developing new regulations. More specifically, the rule would change the EPA’s current practice of utilizing “secret science” to support more regulations on American businesses.