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June Update: We’re in The New York Times, Scientific Integrity, and More

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We’re in The New York Times
Efforts to block climate research continue under the Trump administration, and not just by those at the top. Antagonism toward climate science has worked its way down the ranks. Lower government employees worried about their budgets and jobs are also impeding research, reported The New York Times on June 15.

Lauren Kurtz, our director, is quoted on the challenges of combating these attacks. Our pro bono client Maria Caffrey, a climate scientist who was forced out of her job at the National Park Service in 2019, was also interviewed.

From Our Blog: Why We’re Concerned About Scientific Integrity Policies
Scientific integrity failures on issues ranging from climate science to the COVID-19 pandemic are distressingly pervasive under the Trump administration, and climate science and scientists are being hit hard.

Restoring Science, Protecting the Public: 43 Steps for the Next Presidential Term
We’re one of the dozens of organizations that authored a series of memos outlining concrete steps the next administration can take to restore a culture of scientific integrity across the federal government and make it more transparent and accountable.

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