ACLU Lauds Senate Hearing on Science Saying, "Fund Research Not Ideology"

February 7, 2007 12:00 am

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WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union applauded the Senate Commerce Committee’s hearing today on oversight of government research on climate change, noting that recent government funded scientific studies have often put politics above facts.

The following can be attributed to Caroline Fredrickson, Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office.

“Public policy must be based on accurate information, not on wishful thinking: The government has no business funding ideology in the guise of research. Congress is stepping up and doing the oversight needed to assure Americans that their research dollars are going to real research – not spin.”

For more information on the ACLU’s work to protect scientific integrity and academic freedom, please visit: www.aclu.org/scientificfreedom

The ACLU released a joint statement with other advocacy and education organizations, available at: www.aclu.org/freespeech/gen/28270leg20070206.html

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