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Trump Administration Thwarts Consumer Watchdog’s Investigation on Student Loan Forgiveness Program

, Research scientist

People suppress the collection of information and data when they are afraid of the results. The Trump administration is no stranger to using this strategy, as we’ve documented time and time again. So, it’s not a surprise that the Department of Education (DOE) ordered the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to stop collecting information in its investigation of how student loan call centers handle information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Read more >

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House Committee to Vote on Scientific Integrity Act

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

The House Science Committee just announced that it will amend and vote on the Scientific Integrity Act on Thursday at 10 am. This is the first time this kind of bill, which would protect the independence of science and scientists in federal government agencies, will receive a vote in the United States Congress. It is fantastic to see solid momentum and growing support in Congress for this good government legislation. Read more >

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Dear Administrator Wheeler: This is What EPA Science Advice Looks Like

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

Last Thursday and Friday, a historic meeting took place. A 20-member panel of air pollution experts met in Washington DC, despite being disbanded by EPA leaders exactly one year before. The panel’s work of advising EPA’s upcoming decision on particulate matter air pollution standards is far from over, but the meeting was a significant step in ensuring independent science can continue to inform the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, even as agency leaders sabotage the process. Read more >

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Scientists Examine Melting Ice

US Companies, Are You Serious about Climate? Here’s How You Prove It

, climate accountability campaign director

Today, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and ten other organizations that engage with businesses on environmental issues are setting new standards for corporate leadership on science-based climate policy.

Published as an open letter in The New York Times, the framework includes three essential actions that businesses serious on climate action must take:  Read more >

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