Agency: UT

Silencing Science Tracker

Agency: UT

2017-11 Science of Evolution Questioned by Utah Education Board Member State, UT Interference with Education Other

During a hearing of the Utah State Board of Education, vice-chairwoman Alisa Ellis argued that teachers should present evolution as a theory and not a fact. She also urged teachers to discuss alternative explanations for the origins of life, including the unproven theory of “intelligent design.”

2017-04-19 Climate Science Misrepresented by Utah Attorney General State, UT Bias and Misrepresentation Climate

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes filed an amicus brief in Exxon Mobil v. Schneiderman. The brief questions the scientific consensus on climate change and the conclusion that it will be “sufficiently dangerous to require urgent policy responses.”