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Policy News: January 27, 2020

In This Issue: White House Finalizes “Waters of The U.S.”  rule, removing protections for wetland and streams Six things to know about the new regulation. Congress House Natural Resources Committee advances Migratory Bird Protection Act. Executive Branch EPA’s Science Advisory Board reviews “Transparency in Science” rule. Courts Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses youth climate case. States Florida Governor Ron…

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Policy News: January 13, 2020

In This Issue: Congress Increases Funding for Ecological Science in FY2020 Appropriations NSF receives a 2.5% increase, USGS funding boosted by nearly 10%. EPA’s Science Advisory Board Criticizes the “Transparency Rule,” Waters of the U.S repeal and more ESA, aquatic science societies resubmit comments ahead of January SAB meetings. NSF Issues Solicitation for NEON Operations and Maintenance BIO will issue…

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Policy News: December 16, 2019

The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2020 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…

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Policy News: November 18, 2019

The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2020 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…

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Policy News: November 4, 2019

In This Issue: Senate Advances Spending Bills, Status of Appropriations Uncertain Bills fund the Departments of Interior and Agriculture, National Science Foundation and more. Congress House passes bills banning mining and drilling the Grand Canyon and Chaco National Historical Park. Executive Branch White House revives President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Courts Conservation groups challenge the EPA’s repeal…

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Policy News: October 21, 2019

In This Issue: House Natural Resources Committee Considers Bills to Boost Funding for Conservation, Create Wildlife Corridors Bill would provide $1.4 billion in dedicated funding. Congress House Science Committee advances scientific integrity legislation. Executive Branch Draft Environmental Impact Statement exempts the Tongass National Forest from 2001 Roadless Rule. Courts Federal judge blocks the implementation of 2019 sage grouse conservation plans….

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Policy News: October 7, 2019

In This Issue: Senate Spending Bills Include Modest Increase for NSF, Interior Agencies NSF receives 3% increase. States Challenge New Endangered Species Act Regulations in Courts House Natural Resources Committee pushes a bill to reverse regulations; Congressional Western Caucus releases draft legislation to codify the new rules. Newest IPCC Report Highlights ‘Unprecedented and Enduring Changes in the Ocean and Cryosphere’…

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Policy News: September 23, 2019

In This Issue: North American bird populations decrease an estimated 30% in 50 years Common bird species severely impacted. Senate Appropriations Bills Include Increases for Department of Energy and Agricultural Research Programs The Department of Energy’s Office of Science receives a 9.6% increase. Administration Finalizes EIS for drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The House of Representatives passes bill to…

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Policy News: September 9, 2019

In This Issue: Multi-society Letter on Foreign Influence Sixty scientific societies respond to increased scrutiny of foreign influence and espionage in science. Administration Finalizes Endangered Species Act Regulations, Environmental Groups Challenge Changes in Courts Changes would allow agencies incorporate economic considerations into listing decisions and reverse a rule that automatically gives threatened species similar protections as endangered species. Congress House…

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Policy News: July 29, 2019

In This Issue: 104th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America convenes in Louisville, KY Meeting plenaries and symposia explore the meeting theme “Bridging Communities and Ecosystems: Inclusion as an Ecological Imperative.” Honeybees in the Crosshairs EPA affirms the use of the pesticides chlorpyrifos and sulfoxaflor. Congress White House, Congressional leaders reach an agreement to boost nondefense discretionary spending…

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