Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Monday, April 02, 2018
Re-opening Vehicle Standards Defies Science, Hurts Drivers and Climate
The Trump administration is set to announce that it will re-open and revise emissions and efficiency standards for light-duty vehicles, upending a successful policy that has resulted in cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars every year since it was finalized in 2012. The administration will likely...
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Pruitt’s Proposed Science Changes Are a Betrayal of His Responsibilities, Would Put Americans at Risk
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to announce a new proposal soon to radically limit the types of science that the EPA can use in developing public health and environmental protections. This proposal appears to be similar to the changes that would have resulted...
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Friday, March 16, 2018
Ignoring the Role Climate Change Plays in US Disasters Helps No One
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)—the government’s disaster first responder—has scrubbed references to “climate change” from its four-year strategic plan released late yesterday. Below is a statement by Rachel Cleetus , lead economist and climate policy manager at the Union of...
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Trump’s Proposed Budget Eviscerates Federal Science, Rural and Environmental Programs
President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget is yet another sign of this administration’s hostility to scientific research and technological development across all science-based agencies. The budget would impose severe cuts on health, science, environmental and safety net programs, while...
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan a State Burden and Pretext for Regulatory Rollbacks
President Donald Trump released his administration’s outline for an infrastructure package today. Trump’s plan raises serious concerns because it would suppress environmental reviews of new infrastructure projects, and it neglects to make sufficient investments in projects that hasten the country’s...
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Monday, February 12, 2018
Science Group to Survey Thousands Of Federal Scientists
Beginning today and over the next month, more than 63,000 federal scientists across 16 agencies will get the opportunity to share what’s happening inside the federal government. For the ninth time since 2005, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is conducting a survey of scientists to understand...
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Newswire article
Monday, February 05, 2018
Hartnett White’s Withdrawal as CEQ Nominee the Right Outcome for Science, Health
Kathleen Hartnett White, the Trump administration’s nominee to head the Council on Environmental Quality, has withdrawn her name from consideration for the post. That’s good news for public health and safety, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Below is a statement by Kathleen...
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Scientists Sue EPA Over Advisory Board Changes
Today, a group of scientists filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for changing the makeup of its advisory boards to limit the participation of scientists from academia and nonpartisan non-profit organizations. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced in October that he...
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
President Trump’s Tariffs Put US Jobs, Solar Industry at Risk
President Donald Trump today imposed tariffs on imported solar panel materials that are key to America’s booming solar industry. These duties, intended as barriers to benefit U.S. solar panel manufacturers, will hurt America’s renewable energy market. Below is a statement by John Rogers, senior...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Trump Administration Undermines Independent Science Advice
The advisory committees that federal agencies rely on for independent, expert scientific advice, are, by several measures, in the worst shape since the government began tracking them more than 20 years ago, according to the report “ Abandoning Science Advice: One Year In, the Trump Administration...
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