Duke University falsified research shows need for sound science executive order

April 3, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to Duke University settling a federal lawsuit for $112 million after falsifying research to obtain federal grants:

“The revelation that Duke University falsified research and was compelled to repay the federal government $112 million in costs and fines reemphasizes the need for the President to issue an executive order ensuring that all science used in the regulatory process be fully transparent and reproducible. Academic fraud cannot be tolerated. But even more important is ensuring that federal regulations are based on a sound footing.”


“Trump should end political junk science regulations by restoring scientific transparency to regulatory process,” By Rick Manning, Feb. 21, 2019 at http://dailytorch.com/2019/02/trump-should-end-political-junk-science-regulations-by-restoring-scientific-transparency-to-regulatory-process/

Letter from 21 conservative groups to President Trump urging scientific transparency in regulations, Feb. 19, 2019 at https://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Scientific-Transparency-Conservative-Letter.pdf

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