For Immediate Release
GSA Statement on President's FY18 Budget Request
Boulder, Colo., USA: GSA is deeply concerned about the cuts to geoscience research proposed in the Administration's budget request. The Administration calls for large reductions for basic research that fuels discovery of our planet and others at the National Science Foundation, data from the U.S. Geological Survey that is used by communities across the nation to make informed decisions in land use planning, emergency response, natural resource management, engineering, and education, and research at the Department of Energy that drives innovation. These cuts—and others to our nation's research and education programs—would harm our nation's scientific leadership, economic growth, and national security.
GSA hopes that Members of Congress will reject these cuts and continue to support science in a bipartisan manner as the appropriations process moves forward.
The Geological Society of America, founded in 1888, is a scientific society with more than 26,000 members from academia, government, and industry in more than 100 countries. Through its meetings, publications, and programs, GSA enhances the professional growth of its members and promotes the geosciences in the service of humankind. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, GSA encourages cooperative research among earth, life, planetary, and social scientists, fosters public dialogue on geoscience issues, and supports all levels of earth science education.