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NOAA Boosts Scientific Integrity with New Policy "a policy that can build public trust in its science and decisions"

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today released a new scientific integrity policy that accomplishes as much as it can to ensure the agency’s actions are fully informed by the best available science, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The group cautioned, however, that the Department of Commerce, the White House, and Congress must act to remove additional barriers for agency scientists. The agency’s final scientific integrity policy , set to be formally announced later today by NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco at the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) annual conference in San Francisco, is the first to be released since White House Science Advisor John Holdren directed federal departments and agencies last month to submit final draft scientific integrity policies to the White House by Dec. 17. “NOAA has made scientific integrity...

Full article: http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/noaa-boosts-scie...

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