At the core of this March is our call for evidence-based policy decisions.
The following lists direct your attention to legislative and regulatory issues affecting science where you can take action now. Concentrating a few important issues will amplify our collective voices and enhance the impact of emails, calls, and conversations with policymakers. Strengthening the role of science in decision-making at all levels of government is a long-term endeavor. The coming years will require your persistence to create an inescapable chorus of voices defending the necessity of science in governance.
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EPA rejected scientific conclusion of the agency’s own chemical safety experts who recommended that a widely used insecticide (chlorpyrifos) be permanently banned at farms nationwide because of the harm it potentially causes children and farm workers
Call EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt at 202-564-4700
Signed Executive order to suspend, rescind or open review more than a half dozen major environmental regulations, in an effort to help the coal, oil and gas industries.
Call Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator: 202-564-4700
H.R. 1430 Prohibits the EPA from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible. Not all valid science fits this narrow standard. PASSED HOUSE 3/28
Monitor Senate for companion bill
WH proposed budget asks for cuts to funding for science and research across government agencies: NIH -18%, EPA -30%, NEH eliminated, NOAA research office -52%
Watch AAAS talk Budget https://goo.gl/YClepE
Withdrawn due to lack of support.