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ESA Policy News: November 21, 2022

In this issue: White House Releases Draft Fifth National Climate Assessment, ESA to Hold Webinar Nov. 30 Comments on the draft must be submitted by Jan. 27, 2023. ESA to Hold National Nature Assessment Webinar Webinar will be Dec. 6 at 12 noon EDT. Countries Agree to Create “Loss and Damage” Fund at COP 27 Final COP 27 agreement was…

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ESA Policy News: November 7, 2022

In this issue: Apply for the 2023 Katherine S. McArthur Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due January 1, 2023. ESA at COP 27 ESA has received official observer status at COP 27 in Egypt taking place Nov. 6-18. White House Seeks Comments About the Scope of the National Nature Assessment The Office of Science and Technology Policy solicits feedback…

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ESA Policy News: October 24, 2022

In this issue: Apply for the 2023 Katherine S. McArthur Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due January 1, 2023. Call for climate and biodiversity experts to interact with the media ESA seeks members willing to speak to the media ahead of international climate and biodiversity meetings. Congress Senate considering annual defense policy bill, which includes authorizes funding for tropical…

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Policy News: October 10, 2022

In this issue: Supreme Court Hears Sackett v. EPA, Ruling Could Impact the Definition of “Waters of the U.S.” ESA and other scientific societies file brief arguing that the interpretation of the Clean Water Act is inherently founded on science. Congress Congress passes a deal to keep the government funded through Dec. 16. Executive Branch Department of Energy requires grant…

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Policy News: September 26, 2022

In this issue: Congress Senate ratifies the Kigali Amendment that will reduce HFCs mainly used in air conditioning and appliances. Executive Branch Arati Prabhakar confirmed to be the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Courts Nature covers the Supreme Court’s War on Science. States Louisiana and the Army Corps of Engineers move closer to a…

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Policy News: September 12, 2022

In this issue: Congress Lawmakers are working to pass a short-term spending package to keep the government open in October. Executive Branch Domestic Climate Czar Gina McCarthy to leave the White House this week, Biden hires new climate advisors. States California passes climate legislation. International Australia passes first climate legislation since 2011. Scientific Community NAS reviews the U.S. Global Change…

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Policy News: August 29, 2022

In this issue: New Federal Guidelines for Scholarly Publishing OSTP directs agencies to update their public access policies. Biden Signs Climate Legislation Bill includes $369 billion in energy and climate spending. Congress Members of the House Science Committee urge the White House to increase its requested spending for the Department of Energy Office of Science in FY 2024 budget request….

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Policy News: August 1, 2022

In this issue: Congress Passes NSF, Department of Energy Office of Science Reauthorization Bill The bill increases authorized funding for the National Science Foundation to $18.9 billion over the next five years. Senate Releases FY 2023 Spending Bills Bill includes an over 10% increase for discretionary, non-defense spending. Congress Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)…

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Policy News: July 18, 2022

In this issue: Congress House is expected to pass all fiscal year 2023 spending bills before the August recess. Executive Branch Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management seeking comments on the definition of old growth forests. Courts Court strikes down Trump administration Endangered Species Act regulations. States Virginia Governor appoints former EPA Administrator to regulatory office. International IPBES releases…

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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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