The Department of Energy released an updated “scientific integrity policy” yesterday, a ploy cooked up with a Democrat-led activist group to label the incoming administration as anti-#Science.
The revised policy says its “scientists, engineers, and contractors” can share their “scientific findings and views” with the press and public.
Staffers can also correct errors in DOE documents if they feel they aren’t accurate representations of their work. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said it will “enshrine the independence of the scientific process for decades to come.”
Moniz believes the new policy will encourage DOE employees to speak with the press and publish their work, even if the information given to the press is inaccurate or used to embarrass the administration.
As such, DOE personnel can give their own opinions without fear of reprisal that supervisors will coerce them into changing their “scientific or technological findings or conclusions.”
The new policy was crafted with the activist group Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), whose deputy director, Michael Halpern, was a former Democratic politico who shills on behalf of his party’s agenda.
Halpern said President-Elect #Donald Trump‘s pick to head the DOE—former Gov. Rick Perry—will likely get asked about this new policy at his confirmation hearing.