CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1989 |
When President Bush disclosed during the Malta summit that hehad reversed himself and now favors adoption of a global warming treaty, it confirmed what D. Allan Bromley has been telling science audiences all year: When he talks, the President listens. That the White House science adviser has the ear of the President is in itself a notable turnaround. Most of Bromley's predecessors during the last quarter-century have wielded little clout, especially during the Reagan years.
September 16, 1989 |
President Bush's science adviser on Friday approved the October launching of a nuclear-powered probe to Jupiter despite claims by protesters that a Challenger-like accident could poison Earth's atmosphere with "the most toxic substance in the universe." D. Allan Bromley authorized the launching and told Bush before the President left for a weekend at Camp David, Md., White House spokeswoman Alixe Reed said.
April 30, 1990 |
ENOUGH REFORM, ALREADY: Look for President Bush to propose new, less stringent, financial disclosure rules for federal appointees this spring. It has taken Bush more than a year to fill the major vacancies in his Administration, and the lengthy process has left the President and his aides frustrated--particularly at the mountain of paper work needed to clear each appointee. The biggest culprit is financial disclosure, White House aides insist, saying current rules are too burdensome.
March 6, 1986
A White House advisory panel that studied the health of the nation's colleges and universities concluded they are weighed down with aging buildings and outmoded equipment and need more federal money. But, along with money, the institutions also need "to develop real cultural changes . . . in government, universities and industry," said D. Allan Bromley, a professor of physics at Yale University and vice chairman of the White House Science Council's Panel on the Health of U.S.
January 14, 1991 |
The Environmental Protection Agency has rebuffed what some say was a White House attempt to weaken a report on health risks from household electrical and magnetic fields. The report says studies asserting that fields cause cancer "are biologically plausible." White House science adviser D. Allan Bromley had urged the EPA to select some candidates for the panel from a list of scientists known to believe that the fields pose little or no risk. No one Bromley proposed was selected.
March 5, 1986 |
A White House advisory panel that studied the health of the nation's colleges and universities has concluded that they are weighed down with aging buildings and outmoded equipment and need more federal money, a leader of the group says. "The university and college system is not healthy at all. It is in rather a parlous condition," said D. Allan Bromley, a professor of physics at Yale University and vice chairman of the White House Science Council's Panel on the Health of U.S.