President Trump’s September 2019 tweets about Hurricane Dorian have resulted in another type of storm that highlights the need for stronger protections for scientific integrity—especially at federal agencies.
We've been providing free legal support to climate scientist Maria Caffrey, helping her file a scientific integrity complaint and a whistleblower complaint against the Trump administration; we're hosting events at the Geological Society of American Annual Meeting in September; and more.
We’ve been providing pro bono legal support to Maria Caffrey, a climate scientist who recently worked at the National Park Service. Caffrey refused to acquiesce to repeated attempts to delete references to human-caused climate change from a report she authored on sea level rise impacts to coastal parks. She was forced out of her job in February 2019.
Join us after work on Tuesday, July 16 for a workshop hosted by the Federal Workers Coalition of New York City. The "Know Your Rights" portion will be led by a lawyer from the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund and the "Workplace Organizing" portion will be led by an experienced union organizer from Labor Notes.
Our newest educational resource, "What to Expect When You're an Expert Witness," is a guide that's intended to help scientists know what to expect—and what to safeguard against—when they agree to provide expert testimony to judges and juries.