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Policy News: January 18, 2022

In this issue: ESA Water Cooler Chat: COP 26 Debrief Join ESA in sharing lessons learned from COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. Congress Senate committees advance EPA, USFWS and USDA nominees. Executive Branch White House releases scientific integrity report. Courts Judge orders USFWS to reconsider 2019 decision to not list the Yellowstone bison under the Endangered Species Act. States Pennsylvania governor…

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Policy News: January 10, 2022

In this issue: ESA Water Cooler Chat: COP 26 Debrief Join ESA in sharing lessons learned from COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. Scientific Community The USCRP seeks ecologists feedback on outline of NCA5 chapter outlines. Congress Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) signals willingness to support climate provisions of the Build Back Better Act. Executive Branch White House seeks feedback about the American…

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Policy News: December 20, 2021

In this issue: Congress Senate committee holds hearing for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Executive Branch NOAA releases the annual Arctic Report Card. States California, Arizona, Nevada and the federal government reach agreement to reduce water consumption in the Colorado River basin. International A draft of IPBES’ thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control is open for review….

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Policy News: December 6, 2021

In this issue: Apply for the 2022 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due Dec. 10, 2021. Congress Congress passes stopgap measure to fund the government through Feb. 18. Executive Branch USDA proposes reinstating roadless protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. States Maryland Attorney General Sues Monsanto. Scientific Community The National Academics issues a call for nomination…

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Policy News: November 22, 2021

In this issue: Apply for the 2022 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due Dec. 10, 2021. House Passes Reconciliation Bill, Biden Signs Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Bill includes $668 million for National Science Foundation (NSF) research and training grants and $500 million for NSF climate research. Nations Agree to “Phase Down” Use of Coal at UN Climate…

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ESA Policy News: November 8, 2021

In this issue: Global Climate Talks Commence in Glasgow Countries pledge to combat deforestation, cut methane emissions, transition away from coal and more. House Releases New Reconciliation Bill Text, Includes Funding for Climate Science Bill includes $668 million for National Science Foundation (NSF) research and training grants and $500 million NSF climate research. Two New NSF BIO Directorate Broadening Participation…

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Policy News: October 25, 2021

In this issue: ESA and COP26 ESA urges world leaders to limit rising temperatures to 1.5⁰ C. White House to roll out ‘climate framework.’ Here’s what we know The White House is poised to reveal a trove of information about U.S. climate progress ahead of COP 26. United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Urges Nations to Act Now Representatives to…

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Policy News: October 8, 2021

In this issue: White House revisiting Trump-era NEPA rule to consider all climate impacts Proposed changes would require developers to more carefully consider how their projects contribute to climate change and pollution. Congress Senate confirms Tracy Stone-Manning as the director of the Bureau of Land Management. Executive Branch President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology meets for the first…

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Policy News: September 27, 2021

In this issue: Congress House passes stop-gap federal government funding measure, fate in the Senate remains unclear. Executive Branch President Biden appoints 30 members to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Courts Judge orders U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider 2019 decision to not list Joshua Trees under the Endangered Species Act. States Illinois Governor signs…

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ESA Policy News: September 13, 2021

In this issue: House Reconciliation Bill Includes Funding for Climate Science, Research Infrastructure House Science Committee proposes nearly $11 billion for the National Science Foundation. Executive Branch Forest ecologist named OSTP assistant director for climate and biodiversity. Courts Federal judge strikes down the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule. States Puerto Rico governor declares ecological emergency in response to coral…

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