Andrew Rosenberg

Director, Center for Science & Democracy

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Andrew Rosenberg is the director of the UCS Center for Science and Democracy. He leads UCS's efforts to advance the essential role that science, evidence-based decision making, and constructive debate play in American policy making. See Andrew's full bio.

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The Native Peoples of Standing Rock Haven’t Given Up, Nor Should We

Last September, I wrote about the important role that science and scientists could play in supporting the battle of the Lakota Nations in North Dakota to protect their sacred land and water rights. The Dakota Access Pipeline project at that time appeared to be moving forward without a full analysis of the impacts on Native people, their cultural heritage, and the environment. I believed, then and now, that scientists should support the call for that full analysis because decisions on a matter that is so important should be made in light of the science, along with many other factors. Read more >

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Five Takeaways From Scott Pruitt’s Nomination Hearing That Should Worry Scientists

Yesterday’s hearing on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General (AG) Scott Pruitt to serve as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) generated controversy, media attention and perhaps some new information. Read more >

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Mr. Pruitt, the EPA’s Job Is to Protect Our Health and Safety. Will You?

President-elect Trump’s nominee to serve as the head of the EPA, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, is well known for his attacks on the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the Clean Power Plan. But the EPA has a much broader responsibility to protect the health and safety of Americans. Read more >

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We Must Never Accept Racism and Misogyny

There may be many aspects of the political discourse in our country that are troubling. None more so than campaign rhetoric that appeals to racism and misogynyRead more >

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Ebony Stadler, an intern doing scientific research at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., in June 2015. Photo: John F. Williams, US Navy/CC BY 2.0, Flickr

An Open Letter to Federal Scientists in the Age of Trump

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to tell you that I have great respect for scientists working for our federal (and state, local and tribal) government, and I believe we need you now more than ever before. I am not alone in this conviction. I have many colleagues who feel the same, in academia, and in public interest advocacy organizations. We all depend on you to do our own work. Read more >

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