Agency: White House
Agency: White House
|2018-05-14||Release of Scientific Study Blocked||US EPA, US HHS, White House||Government Censorship||Other||
White House and EPA officials sought to block publication of HHS study on the health effects of water contamination due to concerns that it would be a “public relations nightmare.”
|2018-04-12||Use of Science in EPA Air Pollution Programs Restricted||US EPA, White House||Bias and Misrepresentation||Other||
President Trump signed a memorandum directing the EPA Administrator to make changes to certain air pollution programs. The changes have implications for the use of science in developing and implementing air pollution protections.
|2018-02-06||National Science and Technology Council to be Restructured||White House||Personnel Changes||Climate, Other||
The White House announced plans to restructure the interagency National Science and Technology Council, which was established in 1993 to coordinate science policy across the federal government. The restructure will be overseen by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, which has requested input from 20 federal agencies.
|2018-01-28||Climate Science Misrepresented by President Trump||White House||Bias and Misrepresentation||Climate||
During an international television appearance, aired on ITV, President Trump misrepresented scientific data regarding climate change. The President made several incorrect statements, including suggesting that global temperatures are not increasing, and sea ice cover is not declining.
|2017-12-31||Trump Administration Fails to Fill Science Positions||White House||Personnel Changes||Climate, Other||
As of December 31, 2017, President Trump had filled fewer government science positions than any other recent President, at the same point in time. Just 20 of the 83 positions designated by the National Academies of Sciences as “science appointees” had been filled.
|2017-12-18||Climate Change Dropped from National Security Strategy||White House||Bias and Misrepresentation||Climate||
President Trump unveiled a new National Security Strategy, which omitted “climate change” from a list of global threats.
|2017-10-23||Trump Administration Fails to Appoint Science Advisor||White House||Personnel Changes||Other||
As of October 23, 2017, the Trump administration had taken longer than any other to nominate a science adviser to head the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
|2017-01-21||Arctic Strategy Removed from White House Website||White House||Government Censorship||Climate||
The White House deleted links to the U.S. National Strategy for the Arctic and related documents from its website.
|2017-01-20||“Climate Change” References Removed from White House Website||White House||Government Censorship||Climate||
The White House website was re-launched with all references to “climate change” removed.