Policy News from ESA’s Public Affairs Office

A Bi-Monthly Publication of the Ecological Society of America CLIMATE: House members float bill to overturn California waiver decision ETHANOL: Agriculture leaders stand behind new sugar-to-ethanol program WILDLIFE: Fish and Wildlife Service says bear bill would not help stop poaching PUBLIC LANDS: House panel votes to make Clinton-era conservation plan permanent CAMPAIGN 2008: Scientist captures Hastert’s old seat CLIMATE: House...

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Policy News from ESA’s Public Affairs Office

A Bi-Monthly Publication of the Ecological Society of America Special Budget Edition In this Issue: Bush budget priorities for fiscal Year 2009 Agency Snapshots BUSH BUDGET PRIORITIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009 The Bush Administration unveiled its proposal for the fiscal year (FY) 2009 federal budget on February 4, 2008 . The proposed budget reflects the Bush Administration’s continued emphasis on defense and security as well as on...

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Policy News from ESA’s Public Affairs Office

CLIMATE CHANGE: EPA’s Johnson Defends Decision to Reject California Waiver Request ENDANGERED SPECIES: Listing of Polar Bear Delayed AGRICULTURE: Senate Confirms New USDA Chief BIOFUELS: Buzz about ESA ‘s Position Statement on Biofuel Sustainability CLIMATE CHANGE: EPA’s Johnson Defends Decision to Reject California Waiver Request    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson testified...

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Policy News from ESA’s Public Affairs Office

January 14, 2008 APPROPRIATIONS UPDATES: President Bush signs omnibus spending bill into law BIOTECHNOLOGY: USDA investigating environmental effects of genetically modified hay – Opportunity for public comment until February 6. INTERIOR: Major changes proposed for department’s NEPA regulations EVERGLADES RESTORATION: Advocates focus on White House race in bid to revive restoration APPROPRIATIONS UPDATES: President Bush signs...

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Policy News from ESA’s Public Affairs Office

Policy News from ESA’s Public Affairs Office APPROPRIATIONS UPDATES: Omnibus spending bill sent to President for signature ENERGY POLICY: Bush signs major energy plan into law APPROPRIATIONS UPDATES: Omnibus spending bill sent to President for signatureCasting the final vote of the year, the House easily approved a $555 billion omnibus spending bill on December 19 and wrapped up the first session of the Democratic-controlled...

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