Scientific Integrity

KPFA: Special Broadcast – U.S. House Hearing on Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response

Note: this broadcast, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, can be found here. Special Broadcast - U.S. House Hearing on Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response Live Broadcast of the U.S. Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing: “Protecting Scientific Integrity in the COVID-19 Response (Panel I). Witnesses Richard A. Bright, Ph.D. Senior [...]

GovExec: Coronavirus Roundup: Top Federal Officials Self-Quarantine; Updates on SBA, HHS, EPA and Defense Inspector General Probes

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Coronavirus Roundup: Top Federal Officials Self-Quarantine; Updates on SBA, HHS, EPA and Defense Inspector General Probes There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed. President Trump tweeted on Monday morning, “Coronavirus numbers are looking MUCH [...]

Union of Concerned Scientists: Roundup: Sidelining Science Hits New Lows in Response to Public Health Crisis

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Roundup: Sidelining Science Hits New Lows in Response to Public Health Crisis This post is part of a series of quarterly roundups on scientific integrity. The first three months of 2020 provided an immediate and terrible demonstration of what can happen when an administration ignores [...]

Bloomberg Environment: Environment Regulator’s Husband Listed as Lobbying Her Agency

Note: this article, featuring our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark, was originally published here. Environment Regulator’s Husband Listed as Lobbying Her Agency A disclosure form lists the husband of the general counsel of the White House Council on Environmental Quality as lobbying his wife’s employer on the National Environmental Policy Act, the council’s top [...]

2020-02-27T08:46:58-05:00February 27th, 2020|EPA, In The News, Scientific Integrity|

Undark: An Effort to Improve Scientific Integrity in the Federal Government

Note: this article, featuring our Senior Counsel and Director of Education Dana Gold, was originally published here. An Effort to Improve Scientific Integrity in the Federal Government A bill introduced this year could protect government scientists and their research, but it faces hurdles to become law. IN SEPTEMBER, after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Bahamas, it barreled [...]

2019-12-02T09:24:39-05:00December 2nd, 2019|In The News, Scientific Integrity, Whistleblowers|

Watchdog and Advocacy Coalition Report Warns of Systemic Attacks on Science

The Report Exposes Chronic Interference With Federal Science and Public Health and Safety Measures Under the Trump Administration and Makes Critical Recommendations to Congress A report released today by a coalition of prominent watchdog and advocacy groups – including Government Accountability Project – chronicles a litany of recent attacks on federal science and scientists by [...]

The “Youth v Gov” Climate Change Lawsuit: An Update and Some Insightful Perspectives

CSPW has been following with great interest the ups and downs, ins and outs of the long and arduous pathway 21 youth plaintiffs have been trekking for three years, in a sustained effort to see their legal case against the US government be tried in court. We last wrote about this in December 2016: Why Are [...]

After a 19-Month Vacancy, White House Taps an Academic Meteorologist to Head the OSTP

Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, vice president of research and professor of meteorology at the University of Oklahoma. This week the White House formally announced the appointment of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, PhD, a meteorologist and atmospheric research scientist at the University of Oklahoma, to direct the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). [...]

As Fossil Fuels Melt the Planet, Could Climate Change Cause a Nuclear Meltdown?

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following an earthquake and a tsunami. SOURCE: https://bit.ly/2qhoWGq Nearly three dozen nuclear power plants are inadequately protected against major flooding guaranteed to occur after an upstream dam failure – flooding that could easily lead to an accident or meltdown on the scale of the 2011 nuclear power disaster [...]

As the Trump Administration Tries to Tamp Down Climate Change, We are Rising Up to Meet the Challenge

by Anne Polansky and Michael Termini More than one full year into a Donald Trump presidency, we are taking stock of the new political landscape, already marked by turmoil and volatility. Never before in modern US history have we seen such instability and unreliability in basic governance at the federal level. Here in the nation’s [...]

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