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Responding to COVID-19 Doesn’t Have to Mean Sacrificing Frontline Communities

, Lead science and policy analyst

As the U.S. government responds to the COVID-19 crisis, it is imperative that frontline communities and essential workers are not saddled with the cost of hastily made decisions. Read more >

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EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks at the EPA Science Advisory Board meeting on June 5, 2019 Photo: Gretchen Goldman

Wheeler’s Breathtaking Ignorance of Science, in One Comment

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler raised some eyebrows at yesterday’s EPA’s Science Advisory Board meeting with one particularly misguided statement. Read more >

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Strong Leadership Makes for Satisfied Federal Scientists: A Case Study at the FDA

, Lead science and policy analyst

As our research team was analyzing the results of our newest federal scientist survey that was released earlier this week, it was heartening to see that at some agencies, like at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the job satisfaction and ability to work appear to be even better than in years past. One of the best characterizations of the sentiments expressed by FDA scientists is this quote from a respondent: “The current administration has overall enforced certain science policies which harm the public in general. However, the current commissioner is fantastic and committed to the FDA’s mission. He is consistently involved in policy development which allows the protection and promotion of public health.” Read more >

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New Report Reveals Trump Administration Is Abandoning Science Advice

, Lead science and policy analyst

Experts serving as members of federal advisory committees are being frozen out of the very avenues that were designed to encourage external input on scientific issues to the federal government. Read more >

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Pointless Delay to the Added Sugar Label Keeps Consumers in the Dark

, Lead science and policy analyst

In another frustrating example of undermining science-based protections, the FDA this morning proposed delaying compliance for revisions to the Nutrition Facts label. Read more >

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