Urgent: Tell the Trump Administration to Stop Censoring Science
We need your help. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to censor the science it uses in its decisions—and ignore research that shows that air pollution harms health.
Polluters and their allies have tried for decades to undermine key studies that show the true health costs of air pollution, including that air pollution kills. Now the Trump Administration seeks to grant their wishes by proposing to ignore these important health studies at the EPA. Learn more here.
The scientific research that EPA uses is already transparent and peer-reviewed. But EPA's proposal targets health studies that rely on confidential patient information. To protect patient confidentiality, that underlying data must be kept private. Under the misleading veil of "transparency," this proposal would allow EPA to throw out important landmark studies that rely on confidential patient information.
The likely result: weak limits on air pollution that fail to reflect the science and fail to protect health.
Sign the petition below to tell the Trump Administration to stop censoring science.
I call on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to withdraw this proposal to censor science. As a health professional, I understand the harms that air pollution has on patients and communities. These effects are documented by research that has already undergone a long-established, transparent review process.
Many of these studies contain confidential patient information that can’t and shouldn’t be made public. This is no reason to exclude those studies’ critically important, well-vetted findings.
I am deeply concerned that EPA’s proposal would allow the agency to censor these important health studies. Please withdraw this proposal.
I call on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to withdraw this proposal to censor science. EPA already relies on transparent science to make its decisions. The proposal will not improve this process. Instead, it would allow the agency to censor critical health studies that show the health impacts of air pollutants.
My family depends on EPA’s national air pollution limits to protect our health. If EPA ignores critical health studies on the impacts of air pollution, we will not have safe air to breathe.