Press Releases from the Union of Concerned Scientists

2016 Releases

April
4/21/2016 What’s Next Following the Historic Signing of Paris Agreement?
4/20/2016 California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act Passes First Major Test
4/19/2016 Senate Expected to Take Step Toward a Clean Energy Economy, is the House Next?
4/19/2016 New Study Finds That Living Near Healthy Food Retailers is Associated with Lower Diabetes Rates Across the Nation
4/15/2016 Stronger Clean Energy Policies, Carbon Trading Could Yield Significant Health, Economic Benefits for Michigan
4/13/2016 Funding for Key Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Increased by $25 Million
4/13/2016 New Evidence of Fossil Fuel Industry Climate Science Deception Underscores Need for SB 1161 (Allen), “California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act”
4/13/2016 New Evidence Reveals Fossil Fuel Industry Funded Cutting-Edge Climate Science Research Dating Back to 1950s
4/6/2016 Reducing Natural Gas Overreliance Risks in Massachusetts through Renewable Energy
March
3/31/2016 US, China Provide Continued Leadership on Climate Change, Urge Approval of Paris Agreement in 2016
3/29/2016 Science Group Welcomes Massachusetts Investigation into ExxonMobil over Climate Deception
3/29/2016 Fossil Fuel Industry Climate Science Deception
3/29/2016 Climate Change in California: Costly Damage Worsened by Fossil Fuel Companies’ Science Deception
3/29/2016 California Bill Seeks Accountability from Fossil Fuel Companies for Climate Science Deception
3/25/2016 Administration Takes Big Step in Creating Energy Grid of the Future
3/25/2016 Science Group Lauds SEC Rulings that Fossil Fuel Companies Must Allow Climate Change Votes
3/24/2016 At Long Last, Workers Will Get More Protection From Silica Dust
3/15/2016 UCS Annual Review of U.S. Nuclear Reactor ‘Near Misses’ Finds More than 60 Percent of Safety Violations at Entergy Plants
3/15/2016 Turning Millions of Dollars into Billions for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency in Michigan
3/10/2016 US, Canada Power Ahead Together on Climate Action
3/8/2016 Stronger Clean Energy Policies, Carbon Trading Could Yield Significant Economic Rewards for New Mexico
3/2/2016 Oregon Legislature Builds on Paris Climate Accord with Bill to Transition from Coal to Clean Electricity
3/1/2016 Report: Five Years Later, NRC Has Made Only Limited Progress Instituting Post-Fukushima Safety Upgrades
February
2/25/2016 Long-Overdue EPA Risk Management Program Rule Aims to Help At-Risk Communities, but Needs Significant Strengthening
2/23/2016 Clean Jobs Bill, Carbon Trading Could Yield Significant Economic Benefits for Illinois
2/23/2016 California Department of Water Resources Releases Draft Groundwater Regulations
2/22/2016 Stronger Clean Energy Policies, Carbon Trading Could Yield Significant Economic Rewards for Minnesota
2/22/2016 NREL Report Shows Wind and Solar Tax Credits will Cut Emissions and Drive More Renewable Development
2/17/2016 Stronger Clean Energy Policies, Carbon Trading Could Yield Significant Economic Rewards for Pennsylvania
2/10/2016 Supreme Court Decision to Temporarily Block Clean Power Plan Does Not Prevent States from Implementing It
2/9/2016 President Obama Calls for Doubling Funding for Key Agriculture Research Program in Proposed 2016 Budget
2/9/2016 Energy Department Expected to Slash MOX Program in FY 2017 Budget
2/8/2016 New Report Shows Oil Getting Dirtier, Alternatives Cleaner
2/3/2016 Turning Millions of Dollars into Billions for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency in Pennsylvania
2/1/2016 Scientists Call on Oregon Governor and State Legislature to take Climate Action During 2016 Session
January
1/29/2016 California Water Commission Releases New Draft Regulations
1/28/2016 West Coast States Could Cut Petroleum Consumption in Half by 2030
1/27/2016 New Study Finds $3 Billion Boon to Iowa’s Economy if Supermarkets, Restaurants and Schools Bought More Locally Grown Food
1/25/2016 UCS Comments on Supreme Court Decision on Demand Response
1/22/2016 BLM Methane Rule a Welcome Step in Reducing Global Warming Pollution
1/22/2016 Mid-Atlantic Blizzard to Cause Coastal Flooding
1/21/2016 Statement from UCS President Ken Kimmell on Today's Clean Power Plan Court Decision
1/20/2016 Science Group Lauds California Attorney General’s Move to Investigate ExxonMobil
1/20/2016 2015 Hottest Year on Record
1/18/2016 Science Group Runs Ad in Early Primary State Underscoring Climate Threat
1/15/2016 Halting New Coal Leases on Public Lands Makes Economic, Environmental Sense
1/13/2016 Carbon Trading Program Could Yield Significant Rewards for Virginia
1/12/2016 National Food Policy Fails, But These Cities Show the Way Forward
1/7/2016 Dietary Guidelines Fall Short in Following the Science and Protecting the Public

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