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Policy News: June 25, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: ESA and USGS Hold Capitol Hill Roundtable on Science in the Chesapeake Bay ESA and the U.S. Geological Survey held a roundtable discussion highlighting science used to inform Chesapeake Bay restoration and management. Senate Appropriations Committee Introduces Bills to Fund Interior Agencies, NSF and Others  Senate releases its proposal for agency funding. Trump Oceans Policy…

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ESA and USGS Partner to Hold a Chesapeake Bay Roundtable Discussion on Capitol Hill

On June 19, 2018, ESA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) held a Capitol Hill roundtable discussion hosted by Congressmen Rob Wittman (R-VA) and John Sarbanes (D-MD) highlighting science used to inform Chesapeake Bay restoration and management. Bipartisan staffers and policymakers crowded into a conference room on Capitol Hill to hear scientists talk about the USGS’s role in providing and…

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Policy News: June 11, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: Proposed Alaskan Pebble Mine Could Threaten World’s Largest Salmon Fishery and Wetlands Army Corps of Engineers seeks public comments by June 29. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Holds First Meeting of 2018, Congress Signals Its Support SAB voted to review the EPA’s ‘secret science’ proposed rule. Congress House Appropriations Committee passed Interior spending bill, hear…

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Policy News: May 29, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: Appropriations Bills Include Increased Funding for NSF, DOE and USDA, Cuts to NOAA The House and Senate Appropriations Committees begin to roll-out FY 2019 budget bills. Interior Actions: Migratory Bird Treaty Act Enforcement Undermined by Recent Opinion Interior Department reinterprets the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act so that only intentional killing of birds is…

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Policy News: May 14, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: Proposed EPA Scientific Integrity Rule Will Undermine Scientific Integrity Scientific community opposes effort to limit the EPA’s use of science in decision-making. Congress Appropriations subcommittees release funding bills, House passes hydropower bill to reverse salmon and steelhead protections and legislative updates. Executive Branch White House proposes budget recissions, National Science Board meeting, changes to how…

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Member’s Perspective: Standing Up for Science Funding on Capitol Hill

By Ellen Stuart-Haëntjens, Ph.D. candidate, Virginia Commonwealth University Federally funded scientific research stimulates the economy, improves human health, bolsters national security and builds an educated workforce. In the United States the bulk of this funding comes through agencies like the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Health (NIH); however, since the 1980s, the percentage of US gross…

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Policy News: April 23, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: 2018 Graduate Student Policy Award Hill Day Ten graduate students visit Washington, DC to meet with their members of Congress and advocate for science funding. Farm Bill Advances Farm bill moves out of House Committee. Ballast Discharge Bill Fails Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempted to include a provision on ballast water in unrelated…

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Policy News: April 17, 2018

ESA Policy News In This Issue: UN-administered IPBES Identifies Impact of Land Degradation on Climate Change Concludes that land degradation, caused by human activities, is a significant driver of climate change and biodiversity loss. EPA Talking Points Memo to Staff Downplays Climate Change Coordinated strategy to discredit climate science. Quick Reads USGS director confirmed, National Park Service removes mentions of human’s…

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