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Strengthening Transparency at EPA: Growing the Data and Evidence Culture

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC, 20005
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As the Environmental Protection Agency prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the state of public health and environmental conditions in the United States is vastly improved because of the agency’s efforts. Preparing for the next 50 years will require renewed innovation, application of program evaluation, and attention to efficiencies that collectively maximize accountability and transparency for the agency’s activities. In November 2019 the Bipartisan Policy Center published the report Meaningful Transparency at EPA, which provides an overview of the suite of policies that relate to transparency, open science, and data use at EPA.

On February 24, 2020, BPC will release a second report in the series which outlines potential options for consideration by policymakers in implementing a strategy that strengthens EPA’s existing culture for science, evidence, and data. Join us for the launch of the paper and a discussion with former policymakers about their views on realistic next steps.


Susan Dudley
Former Administrator, OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

George Gray
Former Associate Administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development

Nick Hart
CEO, Data Coalition

Stan Meiburg
Former Deputy Administrator, EPA

Mathy Stanislaus
Former Associate Administrator, EPA Office of Land and Emergency Response

Moderated by:

Michele Nellenbach
Director of Strategic Initiatives, BPC

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