Union of Concerned Scientists

The Supreme Court Has Unleashed a New Tool to Hamstring Federal Agencies. Congress Must Act.

by Union of Concerned Scientists | October 6, 2022
The West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision the US Supreme Court handed down in June curtailed strategies EPA can use to slow climate change, but its problematic implications stretch far beyond greenhouse gas reduction. In a new report, experts from the Center ...

After West Virginia vs. EPA Case, How Can We Protect Public Health?

In a new report, “In the Wake of West Virginia v. EPA,” policy experts from the Center for Progressive Reform, Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and the Union of Concerned Scientists look at how Congress and the executive branch can ...

Trump Administration Considers Hunting in Wildlife Refuges a Celebration of COVID-19 “Success”

by Union of Concerned Scientists | April 13, 2020
“News broke last week that the Department of Interior (DOI) is planning to open an unprecedented number of wildlife refuges to hunting and fishing. The proposed changes, if finalized, would open over 2.3 million acres of federal land across 97 national wildlife refuges and 9 fish ...

William Pendley Should Not Be Acting Administrator of the Bureau of Land Management

by Union of Concerned Scientists | January 14, 2020
“Earlier this month, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt extended William Pendley’s appointment as the Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for another three months. The BLM has not had a Senate-confirmed permanent director at any point during the Trump ...