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September 15, 2006

Censored Science

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Red Sky at Morning
James Gustave Speth
Threats to Biodiversity and Ecosystems - 6 of 9
Read Threat #1 - Land use conversion
Read Threat #2 - Land degradation
Read Threat #3 - Freshwater shortages
Read Threat #4 - Watercourse modifications

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  Read Threat #5 - Invasive species
Read Threat #6 - Overharvesting

Science Should Not Be Censored
"Independent science is essential for federal policy makers to reach informed decisions about issues that affect our everyday lives. Unfortunately, scientific research is increasingly being misused for apparently political reasons. At the EPA-the leading federal agency charged with protecting public and environmental health-science relating to issues such as mercury emissions, air quality, and climate change has been manipulated, suppressed, and distorted during the past few years like never before."

What You Can Do
"Write a letter to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson and ask him to create a scientific openness policy that will preserve public access to taxpayer-funded research. Remind him that independent science is critical for policy makers to reach informed decisions on important health and environmental issues."

Send your letter to:
Stephen Johnson Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460

Above quotes from:
Union of Concerned Scientists
Earthwise newsletter
Fall 2006



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