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.
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.