The American people depend upon federal agencies to develop
science-based policies that protect the nation’s health and welfar
The American people depend
upon federal agencies to develop science-based policies that protect the
nation’s health and welfare. Recently, however, leading scientific journals
have begun to question whether scientific integrity at federal agencies has
been sacrificed to further a political and ideological agenda.
At the request of Rep. Henry
A. Waxman, the minority staff of the Government Reform Committee assessed the treatment
of science and scientists by the Bush Administration.
The report Politics and Science in
the Bush Administration (.pdf) finds numerous instances where the
Administration has manipulated the scientific process and distorted or
suppressed scientific findings. Beneficiaries include important supporters of
the President, including social conservatives and powerful industry groups.
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