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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.
March 3, 2020

CSLDF Publishes Guides to Scientific Integrity at Nine Federal Agencies

Today we officially launched a series of guides to scientific integrity at nine federal agencies. The guides will help researchers understand their employer’s policy and navigate the process of filing a scientific integrity complaint. They also reveal which agencies have strong policies and where the policies are lacking.
October 24, 2019

October Update: Trump is Silencing Science About Once Every Four Days

We took a look at science under the first 1,000 days of Trump; countering the White House’s attack on science advice; the Scientific Integrity Act moves forward; and more.
September 10, 2019

Events at NOAA Highlight Strengths and Shortcomings of Agency Scientific Integrity Policies

President Trump’s September 2019 tweets about Hurricane Dorian have resulted in another type of storm that highlights the need for stronger protections for scientific integrity—especially at federal agencies.
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