Policy News: May 6, 2019
May06

Policy News: May 6, 2019

In This Issue: Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibit Highlights the Importance of NSF, Funding for Basic Research ESA exhibit highlights the Hubbard Brook Long Term Ecological Research site. White House Releases New Information Quality Act Guidance, Echoes “Secret Science” Policies Memo requires agencies to publicly post code used to build models cited in decision-making. Member Opportunities Apply to join the...

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Policy News: April 22, 2019
Apr22

Policy News: April 22, 2019

In This Issue: Member Opportunities Call for new ESA Rapid Response Team members. ESA Communications Training in Flagstaff, June 7: travel awards available. Action Alert. Congress Senate confirms David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary. Executive Branch EPA releases a list of candidates for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. States 15 Attorneys General oppose proposed Waters of U.S. rule. ESA and sister societies submit...

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Call for New ESA Rapid Response Team Members
Apr19

Call for New ESA Rapid Response Team Members

We are expanding the Society’s Rapid Response Team (RRT), a diverse group of about 50 ecologists who are subject matter experts and help ESA address policy and media opportunities in a timely and effective manner. ESA invites any member to apply to be a member of the RRT. One of ESA’s central missions is to share ecological information with policymakers and members of the media. Since the Society opened its Public Affairs Office in...

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Policy News: April 10, 2019
Apr10

Policy News: April 10, 2019

In This Issue: Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients Visit the Hill to Advocate for Science Funding Ten ecology graduate students visit Washington, DC to receive policy and communications training and meet with their members of Congress. Agency Leaders Defend President’s Budget Request More details about steep cuts to science programs released. Members of Congress are largely unhappy with cuts. Congress...

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Policy News: March 18, 2019
Mar18

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
Mar04

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
Feb19

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
Feb04

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
Jan22

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
Jan07

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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