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  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

    LOL

    Journal of Alternative Facts tweet

  • Michael Penn

    Alternative Facts is the biggest hoot I've ever heard in my entire life. Yes, we all know that toddlers thrive in pollution.

    Scientists do need to speak up, but soon the other side will produce a 5th grade science teacher who is also a Christian. How can they even keep a straight face?

  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

    Secret Science Bill to gut science and health protections.

    On Tuesday, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is expected to hold a hearing on a bill to undermine health regulations that is based on a strategy cooked up by tobacco industry strategists more than two decades ago. At what Republicans on the committee have dubbed the “Making EPA Great Again” hearing, lawmakers are likely to discuss “The Secret Science Reform Act,” a bill that would limit the EPA to using only data that can be replicated or made available for “independent analysis.”

    The proposal may sound reasonable enough at first. But because health research often contains confidential personal information that is illegal to share, the bill would prevent the EPA from using many of the best scientific studies. It would also prohibit using studies of one-time events, such as the Gulf oil spill or the effect of a partial ban of chlorpyrifos on children, which fueled the EPA’s decision to eliminate all agricultural uses of the pesticide, because these events — and thus the studies of them — can’t be repeated. Although it is nominally about transparency, the bill leaves intact protections that allow industry to keep much of its own inner workings and skewed research secret from the public, while delegitimizing studies done by researchers with no vested interest in their outcome. [emphasis mine]

    REPUBLICANS ARE USING BIG TOBACCO’S SECRET SCIENCE PLAYBOOK TO GUT ...

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