Policy News: March 18, 2019
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Policy News: March 18, 2019

In This Issue: President’s Budget Releases, Proposes Deep Cuts to Science and Environmental Programs The president’s budget proposal reflects the administration’s priorities across the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2020. ESA submits requests to Congress for science funding. ESA Goes to the Hill for Climate Science Day The Climate Science Working Group held its 9th annual Climate Science Day March 12 &...

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Policy News: March 4, 2019
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Policy News: March 4, 2019

In This Issue: Ecologist Goes to Capitol Hill and Testifies about Climate Change in National Parks A Q&A with ESA member Dr. Patrick Gonzalez who recently served as a witness at a House Natural Resources climate hearing. Congress Ends February with Six Climate Hearings Hearings examine funding for climate science, carbon capture and more. Congress Republicans announce member of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis;...

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Policy News: February 19, 2019
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Policy News: February 19, 2019

In This Issue: ESA Selects Graduate Student Policy Award Winners Ten graduate students will travel to Washington, DC to receive policy and communication training and meet with lawmakers. Democrats Introduce the “Green New Deal” in House and Senate A sweeping and aspirational resolution could be a major element of debate heading into 2020 presidential season. Congress Passes Bills Funding Federal Science Agencies, Averting...

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Policy News: February 4, 2019
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Policy News: February 4, 2019

In This Issue: The Shutdown: Consequences for Science and Ecology Agency activity during the shutdown compromised on-going science and hampered public information and participation. Opportunity to sign scientists’ letter about ANWR Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Federal Government Reopens, Funded Through Feb 15 Federal scientists and collaborators resume work. Congress House and Senate Committees announced new members,...

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Policy News: January 22, 2019
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Policy News: January 22, 2019

In This Issue: Federal Government Shutdown Continues, Impacts to Science Deepen Current shutdown is now the longest in US history. ESA is collecting offers of assistance for affected scientists. Trump Nominates Andrew Wheeler to Lead the Environmental Protection Agency The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee holds confirmation hearing for Wheeler. Congress Committees announce new leadership for the 116th Congress. Science...

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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
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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
Dec04

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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