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Science vs MAGAts:Interior Department reverses Trump policy that improperly restricted science
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 03, 2021 01:49PM
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Interior Department reverses Trump policy that improperly restricted science

The Interior Department on Wednesday reversed a Trump policy that the Biden administration says “improperly restricted" the department's use of science and data.

Similar to what became known as the “secret science” policy at the Environmental Protection Agency, a 2018 Interior Department order limited the agency’s use of studies that are not supported by publicly available data.

At the time, the Trump administration billed the measure as promoting transparency and open science, but critics argued that it created unnecessary barriers to using studies based on sound data.

In a new order on Wednesday, acting Interior Secretary Scott de la Vega revoked the previous order and directed a review of all actions taken under it.

Specifically, he ordered the science integrity officer in each of the department’s offices or bureaus to provide a report on all actions where compliance with the Trump order “was determinative in the outcome or decision” within 90 days.

He said that these reports should include plans to “reverse or alter, if necessary, each such action.”

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De la Vega’s new order called for the department to ban political interference in scientific research, prevent the suppression or distortion of scientific findings and support scientists of all genders, races, ethnicities and backgrounds.

“Science is at the heart of Interior’s mission – from protecting endangered species to conducting environmental assessments for energy projects,” Tanya Trujillo, the department’s principal deputy assistant secretary for water and science, in a statement.

“Today’s Order puts the evaluation and decision-making authority regarding scientific information back where it should be: in the hands of the scientists,” Trujillo said.
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Re: Science vs MAGAts:Interior Department reverses Trump policy that improperly restricted science
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 03, 2021 09:12PM
Science is overrated. Better to do what Corporate America thinks is best for them.

Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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