Genna Reed

Senior Analyst

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Genna Reed is a lead senior analyst in the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, she researches political and corporate influences on science-informed decision making—working to inform the public about issues where science is stifled or obscured, and to ensure that federal, state, and local policies are based on rigorous, independent science. See Genna's full bio.

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Steve Moskowitz

Administrator Regan Resets EPA Science Advice

Today marks an important day for Biden administration progress to restore independent science, as EPA Administrator Michael Regan announced that he would be “resetting” the membership on two of its science advisory committees, the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).  That’s a clear indication that Administrator Regan will make good on his and the President’s commitment to “listen to the scientists.” Read more >

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A Win for Public Health: EPA Breathes New Life into Long-awaited Formaldehyde Study

In a memo sent to senior EPA staff yesterday, the Office of Research and Development (currently led by Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta) announced that its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program will resume the risk assessment for the hazardous air pollutant formaldehyde. Read more >

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5 (Recent) Actions That Epitomize Andrew Wheeler’s Caustic Chemical Safety Legacy

The Trump administration’s legacy is truly toxic, in the literal sense of the word. Read more >

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We Just Witnessed the Dangers of the Autocratic Disinformation Playbook

Even with all the warning signs that something like this could happen, there was nothing that could have mentally prepared us to watch a mob storm the halls of the US Capitol building this week, disrupting a process that is a constitutional function and threatening the safety of hundreds of elected officials and staff.

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New Year, New EPA: How the Biden Administration Can Catalyze PFAS Action in 2021

The Biden Administration has promised to tackle PFAS pollution. Here are some of the things they can do to fulfill that promise. Read more >

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