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UCS to Host Virtual Public Hearing on EPA Science Rule

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EPA is rushing through a proposal to transform how science is used in agency decisions and scientific assessments. The EPA is giving the public just 30 days to comment on the proposal and refuses to hold virtual public hearings. We are going to make sure that the EPA gets as much input as possible, whether they want it or not.

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Big UCS Win! Court Questions EPA Limits on Science Advisory Committees

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Now, for some good news: the First Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that UCS’s lawsuit challenging the politicization of EPA science advisory committees may move forward. UCS sued the agency over a new directive that prohibits EPA grant-funded scientists from serving on these committees. Read more >

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White House Removes Public Health Experts from Coronavirus Discussions

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

This is President Trump’s approach to nearly every public health and environmental threat: find some way to exclude the experts, stop them from speaking publicly, and make decisions in a vacuum. The deliberate sidelining of public health experts and science leads to bad policy, and ultimately, to more sickness and death. Read more >

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The Trump EPA Is Restricting EPA Science. It’s Somehow Worse than We Expected.

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

Yesterday the Trump administration issued a supplemental notice to a draft rule long feared by many in the public health and scientific communities as a major disruption to science-based policy as we know it. Here are five initial takeaways. Read more >

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EPA Moves to Handcuff Its Scientists

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

EPA political leaders want the option to force agency scientific experts to ignore some of the best evidence we have about how pollution makes people sick. Read more >

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