We’re pleased to be an official partner of the March for Science and look forward to standing with the scientific community on Saturday, April 14. This weekend our staff will participate in a range of March of activities in New York City and Washington, D.C. and we look forward to seeing members of our community at these events.
Many scientists in the United States have been moved to action as a result of the current political climate. If you’re one of them and you’re planning to join the March for Science on April 14 — or participate in other activism — it’s crucial that you know your rights. To help you safely organize and speak out, together with the American Civil Liberties Union, we created a free guide, “Know Your Rights: Science Activism and Protests.”
The Arizona Board of Regents filed a notice last week that it will appeal a February 26, 2018 Arizona trial court ruling in the University of Arizona’s ongoing fight against overly intrusive open records requests it received from the Energy & Environmental Legal Institute, a coal-funded group that disputes the scientific reality of climate change.
A Stanford environmental professor’s high-stakes defamation suit over a peer-reviewed critique evaluating renewable energy outcomes, came to an end last week. Dr. Mark Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of Stanford’s Atmosphere/Energy program, announced on February 22 that he will drop the defamation suit he brought in D.C. Superior Court against fellow environmental scientist Dr. Christopher Clack and the National Academy of Sciences.
"Despite the administration’s claims that its actions put 'America first,' they will in fact undermine our economic competitiveness and our position at the forefront of scientific research," write Lauren Kurtz, executive director of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, and Romany Webb, a Climate Law Fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, in an opinion piece published today by The Hill.