HONEST Act resurrects the Secret Science Act?

The UCS-USA protests against the recent HONEST Act, which would require that all raw data, models, code, and other materials from scientific studies are made available to the public before a federal agency could use it. It is not a bad idea, in principle. However, there might be negative side-effects. In any case, this will affect an array of geopolitical issues. As it always happens dealing with US affairs. Read more here.

PS: it is to notice “House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology targeted the Union of Concerned Scientists for having spoken with state attorneys general about the role of ExxonMobil in selling a product they knew to be harmful due to the risks of climate change”. Could the UCS’s judgement be influnced by such relationships, as well as by the mood generated by the campaign against Donald Trump?