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Policy News: July 1, 2022

In this issue: ESA Decries the Supreme Court’s West Virginia v EPA Decision The Supreme Court decision severely hinders the efforts of the United States to reduce emissions. ESA, Scientific Societies Submit Amici Curiae Brief in Sackett v. EPA Supreme Court Case Supreme Court will hear Clean Water Act case in October 2023. House Appropriations Bills Include Increases for Ecological…

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Policy News: June 20, 2022

In this issue: Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend COP27 in Egypt. Congress House passes Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Executive Branch President Joe Biden is set to name new Office of Science and Technology Policy Director. States…

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Policy News: June 6, 2022

In this issue: Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend COP27 in Egypt. U.S. Global Change Research Program Seeks Comments about Decadal Strategic Plan, Review Editors for National Climate Assessment Nominations for review editors must be submitted by…

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Policy News: May 23, 2022

In this issue: NSF Biological Sciences Advisory Committee Meets Recordings of the meeting and key takeaways are now available.  Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend COP27 in Egypt. Congress Senate confirms Asmeret Asefaw Berhe as the director…

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Policy News: May 9, 2022

In this issue: The National Nature Assessment, Nature Based Solutions and Natural Capital Accounts The recording of the White House roundtable is now available on YouTube. Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend COP27 in Egypt. Congress Senate…

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Policy News: April 25, 2022

In this issue: White House Announces First National Nature Assessment  This assessment will provide a comprehensive report on the state of the nation’s lands, waters, and wildlife. Congress House Science Committee to hold hearings about the Department of Energy Office of Science and climate science. Executive Branch White House repeals Trump-era National Environmental Policy Act regulations. Courts Judge upholds critical…

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Policy News: April 11, 2022

In this issue: 5 Takeaways from U.N. report on how world can still stop climate change Report finds there is no hope of slowing global warming without a radical shift to electrical energy and carbon removal. Congress Senate committee approves conservation funding bill. Executive Branch USFWS issues rare emergency rule listing the Dixie Valley toad as an endangered species. Courts…

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Policy News: March 28, 2022

In this issue: Biden Releases Budget Request Request proposes increasing non-defense discretionary spending and spending on climate and clean energy across the government Congress Senate to agree to send the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act to conference committee. Executive Branch USFWS proposes listing the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species. Courts Appeals court revives Biden administration’s social cost of…

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Policy News: March 14, 2022

In this issue: Lawmakers Pass Fiscal Year 2022 Spending Bills NSF receives a four percent increase. ESA Stands with Ukraine ESA stands in solidarity with the scientists, the research community and all Ukrainian people. Congress Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advances nomination of Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to lead Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Executive Branch White House solicits…

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Policy News: February 28, 2022

In this issue: Congress Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee leaders introduce legislation to reauthorize the Department of Energy Office of Science. Executive Branch White House announces new leadership for the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Courts Supreme Court to hear climate case. States Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approves new PFAS standards. International UN report warns of unavoidable climate…

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