Kathleen Rest

Executive director

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As executive director of UCS, Dr. Kathleen Rest leads the organization, overseeing programs and operations, drawing upon a wealth of experience in government, academia, and the nonprofit sector to help guide the organization on issues ranging from climate change to global security. See Kathleen's full bio.

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Trump’s EPA Puts Our Health at Risk

The agency’s proposed new rule would allow it to ignore the best available science. Read more >

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EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Photo: Alamy

Watching Wheeler: 9 Critical Actions the New EPA Chief Should Take

If EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler is sincere about returning the EPA to its core mission, here are nine critical actions he will need to take. Read more >

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How Trump’s Proposed Cuts to the EPA’s Science and Technology Budget Endanger Our Health and Safety

The current administration’s proposal for slashing science and technology at the EPA reflects dangerous short-term thinking. Read more >

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The Health and Safety of America’s Workers Is at Risk

We’ve made great progress, but the Trump administration is intent on rolling back protections and favoring industry interests over the public interest. Read more >

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The Disturbing Facts of Gun Violence Research in the US

Gun violence is a public health crisis. The evidence and data are clear. Why is gun violence research effectively banned at our nation’s public health agency? Read more >

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