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The Depressing Comments of Justice Scalia on African-American Students

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

I spent a good part of my life in academia as well as government science laboratories and other science institutions. So I was dismayed, to say the least, to read comments by Justice Scalia during yesterday’s Supreme Court hearing concerning minority students and black scientists in particular. Read more >

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Supreme Court Decision in Favor of the Cross State Air Pollution Rule Is a Major Win for Public Health

, , lead economist and climate policy manager

Today’s Supreme Court ruling reinstating limits on sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from coal-fired power plants, as required by the Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), is a significant victory for our public health. Read more >

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Compounding The Problem

, sr. Washington rep., Center for Science & Democracy

If you want to see what a world without regulatory safeguards looks like, you don’t have to look far. The current and evolving outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to one large compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts is a case study in what happens when state and federal regulators fail. It also shows what can happen when conflicts of interest get in the way of regulation based on the best available science. Read more >

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A Case Study in Scientific Integrity: The Science Behind Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards

, former science policy fellow

Last week, the administration delayed the release of a proposed rule on the regulation of global warming emissions from power plants. This came on the heels of a decision to withdraw a science-based standard for ground-level ozone pollution. Read more >

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