Yesterday, (and then again this morning) Marketplace reported that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) downplayed scientists’ concerns about the impact of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water in a draft assessment published in June 2015. Read more >
December 1, 2016 2:47 PM EDT
November 30, 2016 3:41 PM EDT
I’m a little anxious. And I imagine you are too. Among other things, I’m worried about how President-elect Trump will treat science. We don’t know yet, for example, what he might do at science-based federal agencies. Will he cut public science funding? Will his administration interfere with science-based rulemaking? There have been some concerning developments on these fronts.
But we shouldn’t feel afraid of this uncertainty. If Trump does choose to misuse science, this time the scientific community is ready. Read more >
November 30, 2016 9:57 AM EDT
The election of Donald Trump raises many questions about the future role of science and evidence in policy making. Many of us are deeply troubled that some transition team members, senior administration officials and people nominated to head up federal agencies have a history of attacking scientists and misrepresenting science. Read more >
November 29, 2016 3:38 PM EDT