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Remaining Presidential Contenders Differ Radically on Climate, Fossil Fuels

Donald Trump would reverse many of the regulations the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) imposed on the economy—regulations he says are costing coal, natural gas, and oil jobs—while Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) want to build on EPA’s regulations to end the use of fossil fuels as quickly as possible. Those are the messages Trump, the only remaining Republican presidential candidate, and Sanders and Clinton are delivering...

Union of Concerned Scientists Calls for Limiting Scrutiny of Research

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has advocated for transparency of scientific research for decades, but it is now seeking to shield scientists from having to disclose certain information regarding their research. In a 2015 report by UCS, titled “Freedom to Bully: How Laws Intended to Free Information Are Used to Harass Researchers,” UCS laments scientists at public universities, research institutes, and federal agencies are increasingly being subjected to what it says are intrusive...

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