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July 2022 Update: CSLDF Helps More Scientists Than Ever, Amid New Threats to Climate

Defending Climate Scientists From Industry Interests

This year is shaping up to be our busiest year since CSLDF’s inception. Last month alone, we defended scientists against invasive open records requests and lawsuits, politically motivated harassment, and matters ranging from defamation concerns to a lack of employment protections while engaging in research.

While fossil fuel companies pour money into defending themselves against increasing climate lawsuits, right-wing special interests funded by these same companies continue their offensive strategy of harassing climate scientists and researchers using various legal tactics. We will continue to defend these scientists from harassment as long as they are under attack.

Read our blog post here.

Supreme Court Decision on West Virginia v. EPA 

On June 30, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the West Virginia v. EPA case, hindering the EPA’s ability to curb emissions from power plants. This is a reckless ruling, but there are still options available for the EPA, other federal agencies, the Biden Administration, states, and individuals to act on climate change.

Campaign to Restore a Stable & Healthy Climate

CLSDF joined the Climate Protection & Restoration Initiative in signing a petition urging the EPA to phase out greenhouse gas pollution to restore a stable and healthy climate.

More details are available here, including the full petition.

SUMMER MATCH DOUBLED: As The Heat Rises This Summer, Please Help Us Meet our Increased Goal of Raising $50K!

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision in WV v. EPA, Congressional inaction on combating climate change, and heat waves sweeping the globe, a group of generous donors have doubled the amount of our Summer match to $50k! 

Please make a gift today to defend climate researchers and double your impact.


Beyond direct legal assistance, your support today also provides educational materials and events for climate scientists, including programming specifically related to science advocacy, and updated political advocacy guides which will be critical as midterm elections approach.

We thank our generous donors who have contributed so far. You keep our mission of defending science on track in this critical time!


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