One of the first things President Obama did after he took office was put out a memo that basically said: Don't mess with science.
The March 9, 2009, memorandum stated that "political officials should not suppress or alter scientific or technological findings and conclusions" and said all government agencies should have appropriate rules and procedures to safeguard the scientific process.
Nearly three years later, only a few have finalized new policies — though they're starting to be put to the test.
Colorado is listed among the top twenty states that could have the greatest consumer cost savings under new fuel standards announced this summer by President Barack Obama. That’s according to a new reportreleased on Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Union of Concerned Scientists.