Jacob Carter

Research scientist, Center for Science and Democracy

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Jacob Carter is a research scientist for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In this role, Dr. Carter investigates how science is used in the policy-making process, focusing on issues of scientific integrity across the federal government. See Jacob's full bio.

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UCS is Surveying Federal Scientists Working Under the Trump Administration

Beginning on Monday, February 12, UCS is administering another survey that will assess the status of scientific integrity across 16 federal science agencies. More than 63,000 government scientists will have the opportunity to anonymously share their perspectives on scientific integrity in the government. Read more >

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Trump Political Appointees Interfere in Scientific Grants Process Take Two: The Department of Interior

The Department of Interior (DOI) has directed political appointees to begin reviewing discretionary grants to make sure that they align with the priorities of the Trump administration. The discretionary grants include any grants worth $50,000 or more that are intended to be distributed to “a non-profit organization that can legally advance advocacy” or “an institution of higher education.” The memo detailing the directive was sent by Scott J. Cameron, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget. Read more >

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One Year of Attacking Science: How the Trump Administration Measures Up

Over the past year, it has become clear that this administration doesn’t just want to hide or ignore the facts. This administration is attempting to decimate the scientific process. Read more >

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A graduate student demonstrates how her tax burden would increase by nearly $10,000 if the House version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act became law. Photo: Amanda Rose

New Tax on Graduate Students Would Harm the US

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act would make it difficult, if not impossible, for many of the brightest minds in America to enter into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, ultimately decreasing America’s international competitiveness in science and technology. Read more >

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Trashing Science in Government Grants Isn’t Normal: The Case of the EPA, John Konkus, and Climate Change

There is now a political appointee of the Trump administration at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), John Konkus, reviewing grant solicitations and proposals in the public affairs office. It has been reported that Konkus is on the lookout for any reference to “climate change” in grant solicitations in attempt to eliminate this work from the agency’s competitive programmatic grants. So, is this normal? Read more >

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