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  • 2020: Our Year in Review

    As 2020 comes to a close, we want to deeply thank everyone who supports our work. You enabled us to transform into a virtual organization so our small team could offer the same free legal services to the scientific community at a time when it was under attack like never before.

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  • December Update: How Congress Abuses Its Power Over Science

    A new report on how Congress treats science, our events at the AGU Fall Meeting, and more news from the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund.

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  • New Report: How the Abuse of Congressional Oversight Powers Harms Science

    Our new report, “How the Abuse of Congressional Oversight Powers Harms Science,” details the damaging ways Congress has abused its power over science. This misuse of congressional investigatory powers distracts from Congress’s crucial pro-science endeavors, contributes to false narratives about climate science, public health and other fields, and endangers scientists

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  • Legal Education for Scientists at #AGU20

    This is the ninth year we’re partnering with the American Geophysical Union on the Legal Education for Scientists Program, and we’re offering a range of events at the 2020 Fall Meeting.

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  • November Update: Our AGU Events, Restoring Scientific Integrity, and More

    Find out about our AGU events, how we're working to restore scientific integrity, and more in our November 2020 newsletter.

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  • Ten Steps that Can Restore Scientific Integrity in Government

    Ten recommendations for the Biden administration that would dramatically improve scientific integrity protections across federal agencies, co-authored by CSLDF's Lauren Kurtz.

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  • Now We Rebuild and Reform Scientific Integrity

    We’re relieved that a politician with a pro-science agenda was elected president of the United States. But bitter political divides remain, with widespread disinformation campaigns and anti-science sentiment. These rifts mean our work is far from done, and we need your help to rebuild, revamp, and enforce protections for scientific integrity

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  • COVID-19 is the Pop Quiz but Climate Change is the Final Exam

    An interview with Lauren Kurtz, director of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, where she discusses the politicization of science and the parallels between climate change and COVID-19.

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  • Science on the Ballot

    The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund jointly maintain the Silencing Science Tracker, which keeps a running tally of instances of federal and state government attempts to censor or otherwise inhibit scientific processes or the use of scientific information since the 2016 election.

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  • October Update: Election Special! Resources for Engaging in Politics

    Election Day is nearing, so we’re sharing a few of the resources we’ve created to help scientists of all stripes understand the rules surrounding their political activism.

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