Transparency


An oil refinery stands in the background as children play on a basketball court in Port Arthur, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. AP Photo/David Goldman

With New FERC Office of Public Participation, You Can Help Shape Energy in Your Community

, Senior energy analyst

FERC’s is finally creating an Office of Public Participation, and it could be a great change for communities and organizations that are fighting for energy justice, better prices, or a say in what happens in their communities. Read more >

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It’s Time For Transparency in the Electric Grid

, Senior energy analyst

Regional cooperation to meet energy demand requires transparency and openness now as public, leaders, and utility-industry members meet the challenge of climate and decarbonize energy. Read more >

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What to Expect at FDA’s Vaccine Advisory Committee Meeting

, Senior Analyst

On Thursday, October 22nd, the Vaccine and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the development of COVID-19 vaccines and the FDA expects tens of thousands of people to attend virtually. I’ve studied and attended a good number of science advisory committee meetings, so I’ve put together some answers to questions you might have in advance of Thursday’s meeting. Read more >

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On Children’s Environmental Health Day: A Checklist for Defending Science and Protecting Kids

, Senior Analyst

Today is Children’s Environmental Health Day— a day organized by the Children’s Environmental Health Network and supported by a long list of organizations committed to advocating for policy change that prioritizes children. Earlier this year, our report Endangering Generations outlined some of the policy decisions made in recent years that have ignored the science and walked back progress in protecting children’s environmental health and wellbeing. Read more >

Children's Environmental Health Network
Children's Environmental Health Network
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We Told OMB Why EPA’s So-Called Transparency Rule Is a Trap

, Senior Analyst

Yesterday, our team at the Center for Science and Democracy met with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to discuss EPA’s yet-to-be-released final rule, Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science. We participated in a 12866 meeting, which is an opportunity for stakeholders to meet with the White House’s regulatory review arm while they make final changes and decisions about agency rules. Read more >

Jesse Springer
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