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.
CSLDF attorneys contributed to the guide “Make a Note to the Record,” produced by the Union of Concerned Scientists, for federal scientists who are concerned about recent workplace changes that could imperil their agency’s ability to carry out its mission and conduct science for the public good.
We're hosting a session on legal issues for scientists interested in science activism and advocacy on Sunday, February 18 at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Austin, Texas.