March for Science draws thousands to State House on Earth Day

Concord Monitor

By LOLA DUFFORT 
Monitor staff

 

About 2,000 people gathered at the [New Hampshire] State House steps on Saturday to march for science in concert with hundreds of similar rallies across the world.

I saw first-hand how access and attention to independent scientific data could both inform and shape responsible policy.”

Melody Brown Burkins, Science Policy Exchange Governing Council Member

Environmental groups and scientists who organized the global Earth Day demonstrations have said the event is non-partisan. Still, the election of President Donald Trump, who has called climate change a hoax, proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, and appointed a fossil fuel industry-friendly head in Scott Pruitt to the department, loomed large over the event.