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

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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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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Kathleen Hartnett White, the Trump administration’s nominee to head the Council on Environmental Quality, has withdrawn her name from consideration for the post.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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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Bayou Bridge Fight Heads to Federal Court
Representing the interests of the millions of people who use, visit, study and rely on the Atchafalaya Great River Swamp, several groups today asked a Louisiana federal district court to vacate a recent decision by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) that would allow the controversial Bayou...
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
New Study Finds Society Now Saves $6 for Every $1 Spent Preparing for Natural Disasters
The National Institute of Building Sciences, a public-private partnership Congress established in 1974, released a new report today titled “Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves,” examining the cost savings of preparing for natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires, many of which are worsened by...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
NYC Climate Lawsuit Hastens End of Fossil Fuel Industry Impunity for Climate Deception
New York City is suing five oil and gas giants, joining several cities and counties in California seeking to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for their contributions to climate change. The suit alleges that ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP and ConocoPhillips bear responsibility for the costs of...
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