Group Blasts Trump Administration "Censorship" Of Scientific Studies

Jun 14, 2018

Commentary: DENVER—In response to reports this week that the Department of Interior is requiring USGS scientists to submit their presentation titles for political review and that the Interior Department watchdog found no basis for canceling a study into the health effects of mountaintop removal mining, the Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Advocacy Director Jesse Prentice-Dunn:

“Secretary Zinke must end this censorship. Politicians should rely on sound science to make sound policy. Ryan Zinke has it the other way around: He consistently tries to bury science that doesn’t fit his politically predetermined decisions. From geology to archaeology to climatology, we now see a pattern of Zinke silencing researchers that can only be described as an all-out war on science.”