“In a new report, Science Under Siege at the Department of the Interior, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has documented some of the most egregious and anti-science policies and practices at the DOI under Secretary Zinke. The report describes suppression of science, denial of climate change, the silencing and intimidation of agency staff, and attacks on science-based laws that help protect our nation’s world-class wildlife and habitats. It is a damning report and required reading for anyone who values public lands, wildlife, cultural heritage, and health and safety.”
And: “DOI rescinded two environmental justice policy memos that were put in place over 20 years ago to reverse decades of environmental racism and the marginalization of low-income communities,” including Native Americans.
Read the complete Op-Ed in Scientific American, and the report Science Under Siege at the Department of the Interior by UCS.
On Public Parks, Lands, Waters, Monuments, and People, see Civil Rights, Environmental Justice & Health Equity at pages 142-57 by PRRAC, The City Project, GreenLatinos, and The Praxis Project.
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