Markey to Trump: Don’t Suppress Climate Science

As Trump administration reviews draft climate science report, Markey joined at press conference by organizations calling for no politically-motivated attacks on scientists, scientific research

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass. sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to ensure that there is no politically-motivated suppression of or interference with any science or scientific conclusions included in the Draft U.S. Global Research Program Climate Science Special Report, which the Trump administration is in the process of reviewing. The New York Times published a story yesterday about the scientists who feared their work on the Congressionally-mandated Draft U.S. Global Research Program Climate Science Special Report would be suppressed by the Trump administration.

At a press conference held today in Boston with the Union of Concerned Scientists and Environment Massachusetts, Senator Markey, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and co-Chair of the Senate Climate Action Task Force, noted how important it is that policymakers and the American people understand the current and future impacts of climate change. Senator Markey highlighted several recent instances in President Trump’s transition and administration of potential scientific interference or suppression that raise concerns about the degree of his administration’s commitment to scientific integrity in the best interests of the American people.

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