On Tuesday, July 17, the Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing on its proposed "transparency" rule, which would restrict the use of science in agency decision making. Augusta Wilson, one of our staff attorneys, will attend the hearing and speak about why the EPA must rely on the best available science.
We’re pausing mid-year to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far in 2018 — and to ask for your help. Today’s political environment is extremely dangerous for science and scientists. But support from our donors guarantees that we can continue to confront the challenges awaiting researchers this year and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead
If you're a scientist in New York City, please join us on Thursday, July 19 for our first event with 500 Women Scientists. This informal workshop, led by our attorneys, will help researchers from all disciplines understand their legal rights and responsibilities.
Sarah Myhre, a research associate at the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington, is an advocate for addressing climate change and a champion of women’s rights. Her commitment to speaking publicly about these topics has made her a target of climate contrarians and led to sexist attacks.
We sent a letter to Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator, on May 2 in response to the proposed agency rule “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” In the letter, we urge Pruitt to extend the public comment period for the rule from the current 30 days to at least 90 days to allow for a more thorough discussion of what it will mean for the EPA to no longer base its decisions on rigorous scientific research.