Bush Distorts Science

Scien­tists: Bush Dis­torts Science
“We found a seri­ous pat­tern of under­min­ing sci­ence by the Bush admin­is­tra­tion, and it cross­es dis­ci­plines, whether it’s glob­al cli­mate change or repro­duc­tive health or mer­cury in the food chain or forestry—the list goes on and on,” said Kevin Knobloch, pres­i­dent of the Union of Con­cerned Scientists.

And lat­er:

For exam­ple, the pan­el that advis­es the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion on lead poi­son­ing was recent­ly plan­ning to strength­en the lead poi­son­ing reg­u­la­tions, in response to sci­ence show­ing that small­er amounts than pre­vi­ous­ly under­stood could cause brain dam­age in chil­dren, Knobloch said. 

Before the pan­el could act, Sec­re­tary of Health and Human Ser­vices Tom­my Thomp­son reject­ed the rec­om­men­da­tion and replaced two mem­bers of the pan­el with indi­vid­u­als tied to the lead indus­try, Knobloch said. 

Edit: Here’s anoth­er arti­cle, too: Pre­em­i­nent Sci­en­tists Protest Bush Admin­is­tra­tion’s Mis­use of Science

Cyn is a proud Mommy & Mémé, professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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