Climate Science

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Climate Attribution and the Willow Project: Federal Obligations to Evaluate the Effects of Fossil Fuel Leasing on Endangered Species

In November, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska dismissed two lawsuits filed by environmental organizations and an indigenous Iñupiat group seeking vacatur of the Biden administration’s approval of the Willow oil and gas project. As we have detailed in previous blog posts, the Willow project […]

Using Attribution Science to Evaluate the Effects of Oil and Gas Emissions on Endangered and Threatened Species

  Earlier this year, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was sued for its approval of a major oil drilling operation known as the “Willow project”. The project is controversial due to its contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and its location on the North Slope of Alaska, which happens […]

Silencing Science Tracker Expanded to Include State and Local Government Actions

By Romany Webb In January, the Sabin Center and Climate Science Legal Defense Fund launched the Silencing Science Tracker (SST). As its name suggests, the SST records government attempts to prevent or restrict scientific research, education, or discussion since the November 2016 election. Initially, the SST only recorded anti-science behavior […]

New Silencing Science Tracker Launched by the Sabin Center and Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

By Romany Webb Just a year into his term, President Trump has already gained a reputation for being staunchly anti-science, with his administration recently described as showing “greater distain for science” than any other in modern history. Every day, it seems, there is a new report of the administration reducing […]

Doctors and Scientists Challenge Removal of EPA Science Advisers

Doctors and Scientists Challenge Removal of EPA Science Advisers   Illegal Policy Undermines Integrity of Science and Threatens Public Health WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a coalition of doctors, scientists, and professional groups are filing a lawsuit challenging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s attempt to remove highly qualified, independent scientists from advisory committees […]

Scott Pruitt’s Attack on Scientists Serving on Advisory Boards Is Illegal

By Michael Burger Earlier this week EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a directive that prohibits scientists from serving on the EPA’s independent scientific advisory committees if they are currently a principal investigator or co-investigator on a research project that receives grant funding from the agency, or “if they are otherwise […]