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ESA Policy News: January 23, 2023

In this issue: Congress House Republicans name new members and leadership for the House Appropriations Committee, House Science Committee and House Natural Resources Committee with the start of the 118th Congress. Executive Branch Biden administration releases a National Strategy to Develop Statistics for Environmental Economic Decisions. Courts States and industry groups challenge new Biden Waters of the U.S. rule in…

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ESA Policy News: January 9, 2023

In this issue: White House Seeks Comments About the Scope of the National Nature Assessment, ESA Seeks Member Input for Comments Join ESA today at 12 noon eastern for a water cooler chat about the National Nature Assessment. Register here. Fiscal Year 2023 Spending Bill Increases Funding for Environmental and Scientific Programs Bill includes a 12% increase for the National…

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ESA Policy News: December 19, 2022

In this issue: White House Seeks Comments About the Scope of the National Nature Assessment, ESA Seeks Member Input for Comments Submit your input to inform ESA comments by Jan. 23, 2023. Nations Agree to Protect 30% of the Planet by 2030 COP 15 concludes in Montreal. Comments about the draft Fifth National Climate Assessment Due Jan. 27. Webinar recording…

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ESA Policy News: December 5, 2022

In this issue: ESA to Hold Informational US National Nature Assessment Webinar Dec. 6 Webinar will be Dec. 6 at 12 noon EDT. ESA Holds National Climate Assessment 5 Webinar Webinar recording is available. Apply for the 2023 Katherine S. McArthur Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due January 1, 2023. Congress Senate passes bill authorizing research in saline lake…

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ESA Policy News: November 21, 2022

In this issue: White House Releases Draft Fifth National Climate Assessment, ESA to Hold Webinar Nov. 30 Comments on the draft must be submitted by Jan. 27, 2023. ESA to Hold National Nature Assessment Webinar Webinar will be Dec. 6 at 12 noon EDT. Countries Agree to Create “Loss and Damage” Fund at COP 27 Final COP 27 agreement was…

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ESA Policy News: November 7, 2022

In this issue: Apply for the 2023 Katherine S. McArthur Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due January 1, 2023. ESA at COP 27 ESA has received official observer status at COP 27 in Egypt taking place Nov. 6-18. White House Seeks Comments About the Scope of the National Nature Assessment The Office of Science and Technology Policy solicits feedback…

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ESA Policy News: October 24, 2022

In this issue: Apply for the 2023 Katherine S. McArthur Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due January 1, 2023. Call for climate and biodiversity experts to interact with the media ESA seeks members willing to speak to the media ahead of international climate and biodiversity meetings. Congress Senate considering annual defense policy bill, which includes authorizes funding for tropical…

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Policy News: October 10, 2022

In this issue: Supreme Court Hears Sackett v. EPA, Ruling Could Impact the Definition of “Waters of the U.S.” ESA and other scientific societies file brief arguing that the interpretation of the Clean Water Act is inherently founded on science. Congress Congress passes a deal to keep the government funded through Dec. 16. Executive Branch Department of Energy requires grant…

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Policy News: September 26, 2022

In this issue: Congress Senate ratifies the Kigali Amendment that will reduce HFCs mainly used in air conditioning and appliances. Executive Branch Arati Prabhakar confirmed to be the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Courts Nature covers the Supreme Court’s War on Science. States Louisiana and the Army Corps of Engineers move closer to a…

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Policy News: September 12, 2022

In this issue: Congress Lawmakers are working to pass a short-term spending package to keep the government open in October. Executive Branch Domestic Climate Czar Gina McCarthy to leave the White House this week, Biden hires new climate advisors. States California passes climate legislation. International Australia passes first climate legislation since 2011. Scientific Community NAS reviews the U.S. Global Change…

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Policy News: August 29, 2022

In this issue: New Federal Guidelines for Scholarly Publishing OSTP directs agencies to update their public access policies. Biden Signs Climate Legislation Bill includes $369 billion in energy and climate spending. Congress Members of the House Science Committee urge the White House to increase its requested spending for the Department of Energy Office of Science in FY 2024 budget request….

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