Bill Cosh is a Department of Natural Resources spokesman.
The Fraud of "Sound Science". (AlterNet, 5/12/2004)
Speaking in code. The Bush administration has invoked "sound science" on issues ranging from climate change to arsenic in drinking water, virtually always in defense of a looser government regulatory standard than might otherwise have been adopted. In this sense, "sound science" seems to mean requiring a high burden of proof before taking government action to protect public health and the environment.
Sounds to me a lot like a certain strategy in Wisconsin's mining debate.
The Center for Media and Democracy SourceWatch. Sound Science.
The phrase has even been incorporated into the title of a bill in the U. S. House of Representatives.
Don't worry. The bill has a 14% chance of being voted out of committee and 2% chance of being enacted.