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April 2, 2020

Trump’s ‘Industry First, Science Last’ Agenda Is Costing Lives

President Trump's ongoing war on science has significantly weakened researchers’ ability to respond to COVID-19 and other looming public health and environmental crises.
March 19, 2020

March Update: This Administration is Undermining Science in Unprecedented Ways

In addition to our regular monthly update, we want to share how COVID-19 has changed the way we work. Our office is closed, and our staff has shifted to remote working, but we’re still providing free, confidential legal advice.
March 13, 2020

The Trump Administration’s Response to COVID-19 Violates Scientific Integrity

The Trump administration’s response to COVID-19 is a dramatic example of the dangers of political interference with the work of government scientists. Its handling of this growing public health crisis violates key scientific integrity principles, such as suppressing research and preventing scientists from accurately communicating their research in a timely way. As a result, science is undermined and our health is at risk.
March 11, 2020

Why We Oppose the Trump Administration’s Plan to Undercut NEPA

Congress passed NEPA to ensure that agencies fully and transparently consider the best available science on the environmental impacts of a proposed action, and use that information to make informed decisions. This process has worked well and provided key environmental safeguards for 50 years.
March 3, 2020

CSLDF Publishes Guides to Scientific Integrity at Nine Federal Agencies

Today we officially launched a series of guides to scientific integrity at nine federal agencies. The guides will help researchers understand their employer’s policy and navigate the process of filing a scientific integrity complaint. They also reveal which agencies have strong policies and where the policies are lacking.
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