Feds mount systematic, deliberate campaign to reduce role of scientific evidence in decision-making

The campaign involves a reduction in: the capacity of federal institutions to gather scientific evidence; the ability of both federal institutions and civil society to bring scientific evidence forward; and the role of scientific evidence in law and regulation. 

Doctors in the House: Scientists, pictured on July 10, are fed up with a government that ‘espouses transparency and accountability but eschews evidence-based decision-making,’ write Diane Orihel and Scott Findlay. Photograph by Jake Wright, The Hill Times

By Diane Orihel

PUBLISHED : Friday, July 20, 2012 1:35 PM

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