Science Policy

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Climate Solutions

GSA recently gathered ideas for translating scientific research into climate change solutions that can be implemented within a short timeframe.

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Position Statements

GSA Council recently approved minor revisions to three position statements related to geoscience education and diversity in the geosciences.

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Events & Briefings

Connecting Close to Home: Engaging Federal Policymakers in Your Community
Fri., 16 July, Noon–1 p.m. EDT
In this webinar, government relations experts will discuss how to schedule and prepare for a meeting with a congressional office in your community, as well as highlight other ways to engage your policymakers in your community. Learn more and register.

Posted 7/7/2021

CATCHING FIRE: The Growing Onslaught of Wildfires and Post-Fire Landslides in the U.S.
Fri., 4 June, Noon–1 p.m. EDT
The Congressional Hazards Caucus and Hazards Caucus Alliance present this virtual briefing, which will explore the need for science-informed policies and strategies necessary to adapt to current and future wildfire and landslide hazard scenarios. Learn more and register.

Posted 5/25/2021

Concise & Memorable: Creating an Effective Policy One-Pager
In this webinar, we will cover the key components of a good one-pager and how legislative offices use one-pagers. Learn more and register.

Posted 4/6/2021

Articles

Times are Changing: How the New Biden Administration and 117th Congress are Addressing Climate Change
Since Inauguration Day on 20 January, 2021, the Biden Administration has focused on addressing the climate crisis.

Posted 2/22/2021

Energizing the Nation: The Energy Act of 2020 becomes Law
In December 2020, the 116th Congress successfully passed an omnibus package, including the first “major modernization of our nation’s energy policy in 13 years.”

Posted 2/22/2021

Sliding through Congress: The National Landslide Preparedness Act becomes Law
The National Landslide Preparedness Act became law in January, authorizing funds for a National Landslide Hazards Reduction Program and a national 3D elevation program.

Posted 1/13/2021

Testimony & Letters

GSA Welcomes OSTP Director
GSA endorsed a letter congratulating Dr. Lander on his confirmation as Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and thanking the Administration for elevating the OSTP Director to a Cabinet-level position.
Posted 7/23/2021

GSA Endorses The Reconciliation in Place Names Act
GSA endorsed this bill that creates a process to review and revise offensive names of public lands.
Posted 7/23/2021

Scientific Societies Urge Congress to Act on Climate Change
GSA joined nearly 50 organizations in a letter calling on Congress to lead with science to understand and address the effects of climate change.
Posted 6/30/2021