Policy News: January 7, 2019
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Policy News: January 7, 2019

The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more information and details on application requirements. The deadline...

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Policy News: December 17, 2018
Dec17

Policy News: December 17, 2018

The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more information and details on application requirements. The deadline...

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Policy News: December 3, 2018
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Policy News: December 3, 2018

The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award ESA is now accepting applications for its 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Visit the ESA website for more information and details on application requirements. The deadline...

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Policy News: November 19, 2018
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Policy News: November 19, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: NSF BIO Rescinds Proposal Submission Caps  The National Science Foundation reverses restrictions on the numbers of grant proposal PIs can submit a year. Mid-term Elections Bring New Science and Environmental Leadership to Congress. New committee leaders plan hearings on climate change, propose to re-center science. Congress Senate passes compromise measure on ballast water discharge; Senate Energy and...

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Policy News: November 5, 2018
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Policy News: November 5, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: NSF Bio Introduces One Proposal Cap per PI, ESA and Other Societies Respond  ESA urges NSF Director France Cordova to rescind the new policy. Voters to Weigh in on Salmon Habitat, Carbon Fee, Renewable Energy and more Environmental issues are on the ballot across the U.S. Congress Pennsylvania congressman introduces climate legislation. Executive Branch President Trump nominates U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

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Policy News: October 22, 2018
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Policy News: October 22, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue:   We’ve Seen This Before: Interior Follows EPA’s Lead with Order to Undermine Scientific Integrity The Department of the Interior releases its own “secret science” policy. White House Announces Plan for Regulations, Deregulation Office of Management and Budget unveils agencies’ plans for upcoming regulatory changes. EPA Disbands Scientific Advisory Panels, Asks for...

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Former ESA President: “As the climate worsens, wealth inequality will, too.”
Oct17

Former ESA President: “As the climate worsens, wealth inequality will, too.”

  Former ESA President David M. Lodge published an opinion piece in the Washington Post, arguing that climate change and resulting natural disasters like Hurricanes Florence and Michael, will exacerbate economic inequality. For some, a hurricane could mean homelessness and unemployment — tough obstacles to overcome without an adequate safety net and flood insurance coverage. Lodge urges Congress to reform FEMA’s flood...

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Policy News: October 10, 2018
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Policy News: October 10, 2018

  ESA Policy News In This Issue: Congress Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hold hear on EPA’s secret science rule. Executive Branch Interior Department issues it’s own ‘secret science policy’; Forest Service releases sage grouse amendments. Courts Courts uphold Atlantic marine national monument; uranium ban near the Grand Canyon. States Oregon governor touts plan to counteract Trump’s...

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Policy News: September 28, 2018
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Policy News: September 28, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: Reception Honors USGS Congressional Champions Rep. Vincente Gonzalez (D-TX) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) receive USGS Leadership Awards from the USGS Coalition. NSF Requires Grantee Organizations to Report Harassment NSF releases final policy requiring institutions to tell the agency if a PI receiving NSF funds is found guilty of harassment or has been suspended. Congress Congress finalized...

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Policy News: September 7, 2018
Sep07

Policy News: September 7, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: ESA 2018 Opening Plenary Welcomes Ecologist to the Gulf Coast and River Delta Ecosystems A recording of the opening plenary talk by Robert Twilley, “Ecosystem design approaches in a highly engineered landscape of the Mississippi River Delta” is available online Congress Senate passes appropriations packages for Agriculture, Interior and EPA, Mercury monitoring bill introduced to Senate....

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