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April 2, 2020

Trump’s ‘Industry First, Science Last’ Agenda Is Costing Lives

President Trump's ongoing war on science has significantly weakened researchers’ ability to respond to COVID-19 and other looming public health and environmental crises.
March 13, 2020

The Trump Administration’s Response to COVID-19 Violates Scientific Integrity

The Trump administration’s response to COVID-19 is a dramatic example of the dangers of political interference with the work of government scientists. Its handling of this growing public health crisis violates key scientific integrity principles, such as suppressing research and preventing scientists from accurately communicating their research in a timely way. As a result, science is undermined and our health is at risk.
March 11, 2020

Why We Oppose the Trump Administration’s Plan to Undercut NEPA

Congress passed NEPA to ensure that agencies fully and transparently consider the best available science on the environmental impacts of a proposed action, and use that information to make informed decisions. This process has worked well and provided key environmental safeguards for 50 years.
December 23, 2019

CSLDF Files Letter in Support of CDC Whistleblower Complaint

The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) has filed a letter in support of the August 2019 whistleblower complaint filed by Dr. George Luber against the Centers for Disease Control.
October 17, 2019

Here’s How Science Has Suffered During the First 1,000 Days of Trump

One thousand days into the Trump administration, the federal government has attacked science 249 times—or roughly once every four days. The administration’s assault on science includes attempting to cast doubt on climate change, limiting and eliminating access to scientific information, and preventing federal scientists from publicly communicating their research. 
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