From the Union of Concerned Scientists * All Rights Reserved
This year’s Science Idol contest is over, but political interference in science continues. Achieving substantive solutions to the problem will require the persistent and energetic engagement of both scientists and citizens.
- If you're a scientist, engineer, or health professional with an advanced degree, join 12,000 of your colleagues as a signer on the Scientist statement on scientific integrity.
- If you’re a non-scientist who wants to be kept informed about ways to defend science from political interference, sign the Citizens Call-to-Action.
The Latest News
Political interference in science has been all over the news recently. We thought you’d like to be aware of the following developments:
- Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona reported he was muzzled from speaking about topics like stem cell research and sex education.
- Vice President Dick Cheney was accused of personally interfering to change the science around endangered salmon.
- A federal judge blocked the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from implementing new cattle grazing regulations because they were based on manipulated science.
- Tuesday, a presidential executive order went into effect that would place political appointees deeper inside federal scientific agencies where they could more easily prevent inconvenient science from ever seeing the light of day.