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- Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 14:09:10 -0500
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Title: NYT article: Panelists Decry Bush Science
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From the New York
Bush Science Policies
By THE ASSOCIATED
February 22, 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The voice of science is being stifled in the
Bush administration, with fewer scientists heard in policy discussions
and money for research and advanced training being cut, according to
panelists at a national science meeting.
Speakers at the national meeting of the American Association for
Advancement of Science expressed concern Sunday that some scientists
in key federal agencies are being ignored or even pressured to change
study conclusions that don't support policy positions.
The speakers also said that Bush's proposed 2005 federal budget is
slashing spending for basic research and reducing investments in
education designed to produce the nation's future scientists.
And there also was concern that increased restrictions and
requirements for obtaining visas is diminishing the flow to the U.S.
of foreign-born science students who have long been a major part of
the American research community.
Rosina Bierbaum, dean of the University of Michigan School of Natural
Resources and Environment, said the Bush administration has cut
scientists out of some of the policy-making processes, particularly on
``In previous administrations, scientists were always at the table
when regulations were being developed,'' she said. ``Science never had
the last voice, but it had a voice.''
Issues on global
warming, for instance, that achieved a firm scientific consensus in
earlier years are now being questioned by Bush policy makers. Proven,
widely accepted research is being ignored or disputed, she
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