Union of Concerned Scientists


Tue November 29, 2011

Complaint Tests Rule Protecting Science From Politics

Originally published on Wed November 30, 2011 10:07 am

One of the first things President Obama did after he took office was put out a memo that basically said: Don't mess with science.

The March 9, 2009, memorandum stated that "political officials should not suppress or alter scientific or technological findings and conclusions" and said all government agencies should have appropriate rules and procedures to safeguard the scientific process.

Nearly three years later, only a few have finalized new policies — though they're starting to be put to the test.

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Wed October 5, 2011

Study Says Coloradans Would Save Money with New Fuel Standards

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Colorado is listed among the top twenty states that could have the greatest consumer cost savings under new fuel standards announced this summer by President Barack Obama. That’s according to a new report released on Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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