October 31, 2014

In Response to CCS Letter, DOE’s IG Will Investigate James Doyle’s Firing

US Department of Energy Seal

The Department of Energy's Inspector General will investigate whether James E. Doyle, a political scientist employed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, had been fired in retaliation for publishing an article in which he differed with US Government policy concerning nuclear weapons. The Administrator of the National Nuclear Safety Administration of the Department, Frank G. Klotz, in his letter  … continue reading >>

CCS Joins Science Organizations
In Protest of DOE Firing Scientist


Colleagues protested the firing of James E. Doyle, a political scientist with 17 years of employment with the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) after he published an article written on his own time and with his personal views that questioned US nuclear weapons policy. The agency, that had reviewed the article before publication, claimed that material that had not been  … continue reading >>

CCS to Twitter test

Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of their country  … continue reading >>

Attorney General of Virginia Demands Data from Climate Change Scientist

Kennneth T. Cucinelli, Attorney General of the State of Virginia, required the University of Virginia to turn over data and scientific documents related to Dr. Mann’s climate change research between 1999 and 2005, to ascertain whether he committed fraud against Virginia’s taxpayers under state grants. There seems to be no basis to suspect any fraud, instead the move appears motivated entirely by  … continue reading >>

Misguided and Illegal Boycott

We wish to alert American Chemical Society members to a worrisome development: More than 190 faculty members and student groups at U.S. colleges have endorsed a boycott of Israel academics. The group promoting the boycott calls itself “U.S. Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel.” We are very concerned about this movement (both of us sit on the board of the Committee of Concerned  … continue reading >>