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Special Policy News 8: The Transition

We are keeping you up-to-date with a Federal Agency Transition Tracker. In This Issue: Transition Update Trump addresses Congress and signs two STEM bills Bipartisan bills promote women in STEM Executive Orders Waters of the U.S. Rule Foreign Travel and Immigration Department of the Interior – Zinke takes the reins Greeted by documents requests, signs two secretarial orders Department of Energy…

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ESA joins other scientific societies in support of Clean Water Rule

ESA and six other scientific societies sent a letter to President Trump expressing support for the Waters of the United States Clean Water Rule and endorsing an amici curiae brief filed by wetland and aquatic scientists in support of the rule. A version of the letter was also sent to Congress urging members to defend the Clean Water Rule. March 1, 2017 President Donald…

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Special Policy News 7: The Transition

Our Society is only as strong as our members. Have you renewed for 2017? We are keeping you up-to-date with a Federal Agency Transition Tracker. In This Issue: Transition Update Pruitt Begins at Environmental Protection Agency Newly confirmed and sworn in, Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt met with agency staff, broad changes hinted Zinke Cloture Vote Set for February…

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Save The Waters of the United States Rule

By Kenneth M. Klemow, Ph.D., professor of biology and environmental science and associate director of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. Klemow is an ESA Fellow and a Certified Senior Ecologist. This essay was originally published in The Huffington Post on February 8, 2017.   During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly proclaimed that he would “drain…

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Special Policy News 6: The Transition

Our Society is only as strong as our members. Have you renewed for 2017? We are keeping you up-to-date with a Federal Agency Transition Tracker. In This Issue: Scientists and doctors unite against Trump immigration order  International transit of people and ideas essential to scientific progress and competitiveness Senate votes on nominations Confirmation votes advance Remaining nominees may face unified…

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Ecological Society of America announces 2017 Fellows

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is pleased to announce its 2017 Fellows. The Society’s fellowship program recognizes the many ways in which its members contribute to ecological research and discovery, communication, education and pedagogy, and management and policy. Fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by ESA, including, but not restricted…

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Special Policy News 5: The Transition

Our Society is only as strong as our members. Have you renewed for 2017? We are keeping you up-to-date with a Federal Agency Transition Tracker. Read ESA’s letter to President Trump asking him to protect scientific integrity and independence. In This Issue: “Expedited Environmental Reviews and Approvals” An executive order directs the Council on Environmental Quality to speed review of…

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Coalition for National Science Funding urges President-elect Trump to invest in scientific research

The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) is an alliance of professional organizations, scientific societies, universities, and businesses that advocate for NSF. ESA is a member of this coalition. In December, CNSF sent a letter and transition statement to President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence, calling on themto make federal investment in fundamental scientific research a national priority. The transition…

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