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This obscure law can help correct misinformation in Trump's White House

Last week, an advocacy group, the Democracy Forward Foundation, sent a letter to the Department of the Treasury requesting a correction under the Information Quality Act. This seemingly obscure action could pave the way for greater use of another tool that could be...

Mohammed bin Salman tightens his grip

The new chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors, for example, will be Paul Gilman, chief sustainability officer of Covanta, the waste-to-energy group. The Science Advisory Board will be chaired by Michael Honeycutt from the Texas Commission on Environmental...

EPA's Scott Pruitt isn't helping his conflict-of-interest image

Earlier this week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a policy declaring that recipients of EPA grants could no longer serve on several EPA scientific advisory committees.  Given the widespread presence of industry representatives and former industry lobbyists...

Trump tests legal limits by delaying dozens of Obama's rules

Presidents from both parties routinely pause their predecessors’ rules, but Trump’s delays are lasting longer and reaching further — with targets including protections for student borrowers, standards for e-cigarettes, and an expansion of requirements that airlines...

Trump wants to deregulate on the cheap

Now that the Trump Administration can no longer rely on Congress using the Congressional Review Act to repeal regulations, they are on their own. And the initial results raise questions about their ability to succeed. One strategy that the Trump Administration has...

DAPL decision shows Trump that the devil is in the details

Last week, a federal judge decreed that the Army Corps of Engineers had done an insufficient job reviewing the environmental impact of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The decision threatens to shut down the pipeline. Pushing forward on the pipeline was one of the...

Trump's climate order is just an opening bid

Amid much fanfare yesterday, President Trump announced an executive order intended to roll back Obama administration climate policies. The executive order (like many of Trump's actions to date) is largely ceremonial, however. Whether or not Trump has a lasting effect...

Workshop analyzes science influence on policy

As science develops, new research, data and findings come about, which revolutionizes technology and brings forth improvements to better humanity. The Eagleton Institute of Politics held a workshop to discuss whether scientific methods directly bring those changes to...

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