Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Lab-Coat Uprising

Angry mob of scientists storms the Capitol:

In Washington, more than two dozen scientists have come to Capitol Hill this week to protest the Bush administration’s alleged interference in science linked to the environment. Members of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Endangered Species Coalition are calling for congressional probes and better oversight of how the administration interacts with government scientists. The administration has been accused of censoring reports highlighting global warming and of gutting the Endangered Species Act. The Endangered Species Coalition says at least fifty different species decisions have appeared to be motivated by politics rather than environmental science.

1 comment:

  1. The United States government bears great responsibility for keeping our environment clean and Americans healthy and safe. And while science is rarely the only factor in public policy decisions, this input should be objective and impartial.

    As the list of examples of political interference in science and the concern from government scientists grows, so has concern from the general public, public interest groups, members of Congress, the media and the other group in medical industry who's wearing meta lab coats.