Press Releases from the Union of Concerned Scientists

2018 Releases

April
4/23/2018 Scientists Oppose Pruitt’s Research Restrictions
4/18/2018 Senate to Vote Soon on NASA Nominee, Science Group Ready to Hold Bridenstine Accountable to Confirmation Hearing Promises
4/18/2018 Under Increasing Economic Pressure, US Farmers Seek Change in Next Farm Bill, New Poll Shows
4/17/2018 New FEMA Study Wisely Details Ways to Make Flood Insurance Affordable
4/17/2018 Colorado Climate Lawsuit First to Hold Fossil Fuel Companies Accountable for Wildfires, Pest Infestations, Heatwaves and Other Impacts on Tourism and Agriculture
4/17/2018 Fifty Food and Farm Groups Demand Congress Reject Stricter Work Requirements for Food Stamps
4/13/2018 MA Court Rules MA AG has Authority to Investigate ExxonMobil
4/12/2018 House Republicans Take Aim at SNAP Program, Disregarding Evidence of Success Reducing Hunger and Poverty and Stimulating Local Economies
4/11/2018 Inspector General Report Shows Clear Misconduct, Hostility to Science at Interior Department
4/5/2018 New Mobilization Will Advance Science as Midterm Elections Approach
March
3/30/2018 Re-opening Vehicle Standards Defies Science, Hurts Drivers and Climate
3/28/2018 Cleaner Cars Create Jobs
3/23/2018 Bolton Appointment Extremely Dangerous, Undercuts National Security
3/21/2018 Federal Spending Deal Rejects Steep Cuts Proposed by President Trump
3/21/2018 NY State Assembly Committee Votes Against Wind Energy Investments Near Military Sites
3/21/2018 Scientists Say California Can Aim Higher On Clean Fuels
3/20/2018 Pruitt’s Proposed Science Changes Are a Betrayal of His Responsibilities, Would Put Americans at Risk
3/16/2018 Ignoring the Role Climate Change Plays in US Disasters Helps No One
3/16/2018 Russian Cyber Attacks Call for Stringent Security Standards at US Nuclear Plants, But Plant Owners Want Them Weakened
3/15/2018 Mass. Governor Takes Aim at Making State, Its Infrastructure More Resilient to Future Storms
3/2/2018 ExxonMobil 10-K Leaves Shareholders in the Dark About Climate Risks, Says Science Group
3/1/2018 Putin’s Nuclear Weapons Announcement Ratchets up Arms Race
February
2/22/2018 New BLM Methane Rule Proposal Would Increase Pollution, Waste Public Resources
2/22/2018 UCS Board Member to be Awarded the 2018 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
2/21/2018 Science Advocates Tell Federal Employees: Write It Down
2/12/2018 MA Clean Energy Bill Addresses State Energy, Transportation and Climate Needs
2/12/2018 Trump’s Proposed Budget Eviscerates Federal Science, Rural and Environmental Programs
2/12/2018 Trump’s Infrastructure Plan a State Burden and Pretext for Regulatory Rollbacks
2/12/2018 Science Group to Survey Thousands of Federal Scientists
2/5/2018 Hartnett White’s Withdrawal as CEQ Nominee the Right Outcome for Science, Health
2/2/2018 Nuclear Posture Review Policies Increase Risk of Nuclear War
2/1/2018 Report: Trump Nuclear Posture Review Overstates China’s Nuclear Arsenal Modernization Plans
January
1/30/2018 Sixteen California Mayors Say Their City Buses Should Be Zero-Emission
1/29/2018 Former Top Interior Department Official to Work with UCS to Fight for Science, Democracy
1/26/2018 California Continues to Lead on Climate As Governor Sets Ambitious ZEV Target
1/24/2018 May 2017 Missile Defense Test Was Not Held Under Real-World Conditions, New Analysis Concludes
1/24/2018 Top Scientists Release Plan for Changing US Nuclear-Use Protocol
1/23/2018 President Trump’s Tariffs Put Massachusetts Jobs, Solar Industry at Risk
1/23/2018 Scientists Sue EPA Over Advisory Board Changes
1/23/2018 President Trump’s Tariffs Put California Jobs, Solar Industry at Risk
1/22/2018 President Trump’s Tariffs Put US Jobs, Solar Industry at Risk
1/20/2018 Government Shutdown Puts Americans at Risk
1/18/2018 Trump Administration Undermines Independent Science Advice
1/12/2018 Leaked Nuclear Posture Review Lays Out Policy Changes That Would Increase Risk of Nuclear War
1/11/2018 New Study Finds Society Now Saves $6 for Every $1 Spent Preparing for Natural Disasters
1/10/2018 NYC Climate Lawsuit Hastens End of Fossil Fuel Industry Impunity for Climate Deception
1/9/2018 ExxonMobil’s Move to Countersue California Locales Seeking Climate Damages Another Intimidation Tactic to Evade Accountability
1/8/2018 FERC Was Right to Reject DOE Proposal to Bail Out Coal Plants
1/4/2018 Facing Scrutiny, President Trump’s “Voter Fraud” Commission Shuts Down
1/4/2018 New Hampshire Residents Send Letter to New EPA Regional Administrator, Raising Local Concerns

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