“It is amazing but true, given the present circumstances, that the Trump budget would eliminate $250 million for NOAA’s coastal research programs that prepare communities for rising seas and worsening storms.”
– From “President Trump’s War on Science” from the New York Times Editorial Board. Read more.
The top climate policy official at the Department of the Interior, Joel Clement, went public with a whistleblower complaint after he was demoted to an accounting office. Now his career is on the line, and the integrity of one of our Nation’s most critical defenses against climate disruption is at stake.
Sign the petition to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke demanding that he return Clement to his important work – and we’ll hand-deliver it to Department officials.
“It’s a wholesale war on the environment. That’s never happened before.”
– Kyla Bennett, who worked at the EPA for almost a decade. Read more.
“Zelikova’s experience mirrors a broader phenomenon. Many scientists felt threatened enough by Trump’s victory to abandon their usual detached objectivity. They wrote members of Congress to defend science funding and scientific advisory panels and used their knowledge of government research to protect data they feared could be erased from websites. They set up alternative Twitter sites for government agencies and planned and participated in protests.”
“It’s a disconcerting time for the science community in this country.”
– Carlos Martin, a member of the EPA Board of Scientific Counselors’ Sustainable and Healthy Communities Subcommittee, who resigned in protest, citing the removal of the subcommittee’s co-chairs. Learn more.
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“The Trump administration’s crusade against science is reminiscent of other battles in the war on science, like when big tobacco tried to raise doubts that its products are addictive and harmful.”
– Rep. Jerry McNerney represents the 9th District of California and serves on the House Science, Space & Technology Committee and the Energy & Commerce Committee.