Another Lawmaker Not Seeking Re-Election

Politics | Henry Rodgers
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 19: House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) holds up a copy of TIME Magazine with a cover article about 'near-Earth objects' during a hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee asked government and military experts about efforts to track and mitigate asteroids and meteors. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘Seems like a good time’

GOP Lawmakers Target UN Research Agency That Tampered Data On Pesticides

Energy | Chris White
FILE PHOTO: Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a garden shop at Bonneuil-Sur-Marne near Paris, France, June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

‘Concerned about the scientific integrity’

Congress Says New Evidence Confirms Russia Exploited Social Media To Harm US Energy Markets

Energy | Michael Bastasch
A picture taken on December 28, 2016 in Vertou, western France, shows logos of US online social media and social networking service Facebook. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Confirms the Committee’s suspicion’

Congress Wants To Know Why A Gov't Report Relied On Research Funded By Democrats' Largest Donor

Energy | Michael Bastasch
A congressional committee chairman is demanding the GAO answer for publishing a recent report that relied heavily on research funded by a Democratic donor. (Photo: Debby Wong /

‘Blurs the line between science and advocacy’

House Investigates Taxpayer-Funded Scientist Accused Of Sexual Assault

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science Committee. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

Three disturbing accusations of sexual harassment

Trump's EPA Is Implementing Science Policies GOP Lawmakers Tried For Years To Pass

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on proposed changes to the U.S. tax code at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘Suffice it to say it will not make the EPA great again’

EXCLUSIVE: Lawmaker Investigates Gov't Employees Using Taxpayer Dollars To Get College Degrees Unrelated To Their Jobs

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science Committee. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

‘Could be an indication of a more widespread occurrence’

The Coddling Of Cuddly Crony Capitalist Elon Musk Continues

Opinion | Peter Ferrara
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

The government playing favorites is wrong, even when it has a veneer of “innovation.”

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Allegations US Environmentalists May Have Secretly Taken Russian Cash

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Environmentalists, many of whom have zip-tied themselves to the fence of the White House in Washington, rally and call on U.S. President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline in this March 2, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Theiler/Files

‘It is clear that Russia is funding U.S. environmental groups’

House Investigates Russian Meddling In US Energy Policy

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Paris - June 21 : Vladimir Putin during a work visit at Matignon, june 21, 2011 in Paris, France (Shutterstock/Frederic Legrand - COMEO)

‘This scheme may violate federal law’

EPA Sued For Withholding Info On Employees Sending Encrypted Text Messages

Energy | Michael Bastasch
The Blackphone, an Android software-based mobile which encrypts texts, voice calls and video chats, is displayed after being launched during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

‘Taxpayers have a right to know’

Trump Is Sending NASA To Mars In 16 Years

Energy | Andrew Follett
An artist's depiction of a team of astronauts performing work on a space station while orbiting above the surface of Mars. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. (Shutterstock/Marc Ward)

Time to make Mars great again

This Bill Would Block EPA From Using 'Secret Science' To Write Regulations

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science Committee. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

No more ‘secret science’ from EPA

Dem AGs Stonewall GOP Efforts To Subpoena Anti-Exxon Crusade

Energy | Chris White
Meg Bell (R) holds a banner during a protest before the start of the Exxon Mobil Corporation Shareholders Meeting in Dallas, Texas, May 28, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Stone

‘Impermissibly intrudes on the lawful authority of the attorneys general to conduct investigations’

Lawmakers Demand Investigation Into EPA Employees Using Encryption Devices

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Texting Credit: Wayne0216/Shutterstock

‘EPA are aiming to spread their goals covertly’

NOAA Will Bring In Outside Experts To Review Alleged Data Manipulation

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Saransk, Russia - December 12, 2015: A computer screen shows details of NOAA main page on its web site in Saransk, Russia, on December 12 2015. Selective focus. Credit: g0d4ather/Shutterstock

‘In the interest of maintaining the highest standards’

A Former Gov't Scientist Just Confirmed Whistleblower Concerns About NOAA

Energy | Michael Bastasch
NOAA logo

‘Realized the significance it could have’

Science Journal Has No Plans To Retract A NOAA Study, Despite Data Manipulation Concerns

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Screenshot of NOAA's website

‘This is not the making of a big scandal’