04 Jan '18, 9pm

shortly after they cut off a study of offshore drilling safety, of course

WASHINGTON (December 21, 2017)—The Department of the Interior (DOI) has ordered the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to cease a study that would review and evaluate a DOI program to inspect offshore oil and gas operations. This is the second study by the National Academies that DOI has halted, following their order to stop work on a study of the health effects of living near surface coal mining sites. This decision is an attack on science and an abdication of DOI’s responsibilities, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Below is a statement by Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy at UCS. “It is simply beyond belief that the Department of the Interior would order a halt to a study of its work by our nation’s premier independent scientific institution. “As we saw from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, where ...

Full article: https://www.ucsusa.org/news/press-release/DOI-academies-s...

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