The government will be directly, massively guiding the direction of the economy. It is therefore imperative that we get this right. Read more >
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March 24, 2020 12:33 PM EDT
November 22, 2019 1:19 PM EDT
On September 27, the Trump administration issued a new rule that purports to take away the right of California and thirteen other states to cut carbon dioxide emissions from cars and light duty trucks and require increasing percentages of new car sales to be electric vehicles or other zero emitting technology.
Today, the Union of Concerned Scientists filed suit against the Trump administration for this action. UCS does not typically file lawsuits that focus on the legal authority of states and the federal government. But this suit is about much more than that. Read more >
October 22, 2019 10:09 AM EDT
Until recently, the litigation has been mired in procedural matters—but we’re beginning to see significant progress. Read more >
October 9, 2019 11:25 AM EDT
The current administration’s attacks on both scientists and science are unprecedented, reaching a new low a few weeks ago when the White House Chief of Staff and the Secretary of Commerce attempted to stifle NOAA employees from giving the public accurate information about the path of Hurricane Dorian. Scientists within the federal government and across the country have struggled to find ways to make sure that their vital work continues in the face of such attacks.