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Why Scientists Fear a Second Trump Term, and What They Are Doing About It

June 12, 2024 / by

Maxine Joselow and Scott Dance /

The Washington Post

Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, former Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development, was quoted in this article regarding the addition of a scientific integrity provision in the union contract for EPA’s largest union and other efforts to protect federal agency research from political manipulation.

Op-ed: An Open Letter to the Food and Drug Administration Commissioner

May 28, 2024 / by

Thomas Zoeller and Linda Birnbaum /

Environmental Health News

Linda Birnbaum, former Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP), co-authored an op-ed in Environmental Health News that urges FDA commissioner Dr. Robert M. Califf to use an FDA reorganization as an opportunity to improve food safety and reduce chronic disease in the American population.

The EPA Cop Who Became a Warrior for ‘Forever Chemicals’

May 22, 2024 / by

Susan Pulliam /

The Wall Street Journal

Linda Birnbaum, Penny Fenner-Crisp, Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, Joel Schwartz, Betsy Southerland, and Tracey Woodruff were quoted in The Wall Street Journal about former EPA-turned-industry toxicologist Michael Dourson and his scientific bias that favors chemical companies.

Proposals to Undermine Professional Civil Service Would Endanger Public Health and the Environment

April 17, 2024 / by

Mark Hague /

Environmental Protection News

Mark Hague, former EPA Regional Administrator and Deputy Regional Administrator in Region 7, penned an op-ed about the importance of civil service employees and the dangers of “Schedule F,” an executive order signed by Trump–later rescinded by Biden–that would no longer protect civil service employees from politically-motivated firings.

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