November 15, 2018

Protecting Science at Federal Agencies

Today we released a joint report, “Protecting Science at Federal Agencies: How Congress Can Help,” that describes the tools Congress should use to bring back evidence-based policymaking. Authored by 16 leading advocacy organizations, the report is part of an effort to remove political interference and protect the role of science in the policymaking process.
November 7, 2018

A Vote for Science

We're buoyed by the results of the midterm elections, which show that people in the U.S. are ready for change on many fronts—including science. This is inspiring news, but our work is not done.
October 24, 2018

Watch! Know Your Rights: Legal Literacy for Scientists

Here's a video of a recent workshop led by CSLDF attorneys Lauren Kurtz and Augusta Wilson, and held in collaboration with 500 Women Scientists DC and the Union of Concerned Scientists. The presentation is meant to help scientists from all disciplines understand their legal rights and responsibilities, and how to handle different legal situations.
September 24, 2018

2018 Defender of Science Dinner

We’re pleased to announce that the recipient of our 2018 Defender of Science Award is Andrew L. Frey, Senior Counsel at Mayer Brown. Please join us on Thursday, November 8 to honor Andy and celebrate his contributions to our mission and the protection of science at a dinner and award ceremony at the Penn Club in midtown Manhattan.
August 22, 2018

Our Comments to the EPA: Don’t Restrict the Use of Science in Federal Policy Making

August 16 was the last day for public comment on the “science transparency” rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which would prohibit the agency from taking many scientific and medical studies into consideration when making policy decisions that impact human and environmental health. The EPA received nearly half a million comments on its controversial proposal. Among them were comments we at the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund submitted explaining our opposition to the rule.
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