Elizabeth Shogren is a reporter for Reveal, covering science. As part of a new initiative, Shogren tracks the real-life effects of the anti-science mentality that has seeped into many corners of the federal government. Previously, Shogren was an on-air environment correspondent for NPR’s national and science desks. She has also covered the environment and energy for the Los Angeles Times and High Country News. While at NPR, she was a lead reporter for Poisoned Places, a data-driven series about the toxic air pollution that plagues some communities because of the failure of government to implement a decades-old federal law. The series received several honors, including a Science in Society journalism award from the National Association of Science Writers. Her High Country News investigations of the federal coal program and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s failure to adjust to climate change won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies prizes. Early in her career, as a freelance foreign correspondent, she covered the fall of communism in Eastern Europe before joining the Los Angeles Times’ Moscow bureau. Later, she joined the paper’s Washington bureau, where she covered the White House, Congress, poverty and the environment. Shogren is based in Washington, D.C.
Under White House pressure, the EPA ordered the panel to ignore the findings of its own scientists that the chemical TCE causes fetal heart defects.
EPA scientists found a toxic chemical damages fetal hearts. The Trump White House rewrote their assessment.
An internal scientific evaluation of TCE obtained by Reveal shows detailed interference by the Executive Office of the President.
How will Trump’s lax emissions standards save money and lives? By assuming Americans will simply drive less
Scientists under political pressure “basically knew the answer that the White House wanted, and they were going to cook the books,” one engineer says.
Advisory panels slashed – environmental regulations rolled back. How the Trump Administration uses questionable science to justify its policies.
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