Attacks on Public Health and Safety That the Scientific Integrity Act Could Have Prevented

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By Jacob Carter, Union of Concerned Scientists In March, Senator Schatz (D-HI) and Representative Tonko (D-NY) introduced the Scientific Integrity Act (hereafter referred to as the “SI Act”). The legislation is a step forward to protecting federal agency scientists and their work from political...
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Drilling Down on the Attempted Takedown of the Government’s Advisory Committees

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By Genna Reed, Union of Concerned Scientists The House Science committee will be holding a hearing tomorrow to talk about the status of the government’s advisory committees, which is extremely timely considering the Trump administration is attempting to get rid of them altogether. The...
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Trumpery, Codswallop and This Administration’s Real Environmental Record

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By Andrew Rosenberg, Union of Concerned Scientists Earlier this month President Trump, surrounded by multiple Cabinet members, presented his administration’s environmental “accomplishments” in a speech to the nation. As noted by many fact-checkers, the president and his Cabinet made statements...
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10 Ways Andrew Wheeler Has Decimated EPA Protections in Just One Year

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By Elliott Negin, Union of Concerned Scientists On July 8, President Trump hosted a White House event to unabashedly tout his truly abysmal environmental record. The next day, coincidentally, marked the one-year anniversary of Andrew Wheeler at the helm of the Environmental Protection Agency...
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