The New York Times reported Monday that the Biden administration plans to test “Trump-era political interference” in state science to prevent future abuses.
Later this Monday the White House Bureau for Science and Technology is planning to announce the “forming of a task force to identify past manipulation of scientific decision-making,” which will also “examine the efficiency of policies intended to protect science from inappropriate political influence,” according to the Times.
Although white house officials said to the newspaper that there are few ways of holding Trump officials responsible for measures, the forthgoing rehearsal represents “the first step in what White House authorities described as a major effort to rehabilitate a demoralized federal workforce.”
“The goal won’t be to look backward,” Alondra Nelson, the deputy director for science and society at the White House science office, told the Times. “The goal will be to try to implement practices and policies that prevent anything that might be uncovered from happening again.”
The Science Office’s Vice Director of the Environment and Climate at the White House, Nilson, and Jane Lubchenco, told the newspaper that it was unclear whether the administration was to develop a new “state-wide policy on science integrity.”
He and many his politicians were particularly hostile to science, especially the science of climate change and the coronavirus pandemic, when former President Donald Trump served four years.
The Trump administrations made a number of changes to the different websites of the Environmental Protection Agency, among other measures taken over the last four years. In many cases, the language of climate change has been deleted. At that time the EPA was updated by the Administration of Trump to “reflect a new leadership approach.” The amendments were subsequently reversed by the EPO of Biden.
According to The Washington Post, Trump has also been criticized for nominating some climate skeptics to leading roles, including the sceptic of Climate Change, David Legates, who had been taken to assist the Federal Agency in producing “many of the government’s climate research funded.”
And, in earlier this year, a survey of Covid-19 guidance by the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention found that some of the agency’s guidelines, according to a statement from the CDC speaker, during the Trump administration were not scientifically based or unfairly influenced.