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Geoscience Policy Newsletter

Stay current with the latest developments in geoscience policy, including critical insights on legislative impacts to the NSF, USGS, and NOAA budgets, updates from the Geology and Public Policy Committee, and how you can engage with policymakers during the Geoscience Congressional Visit Days.

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New Report on Geo-Innovation

With the National Science Foundation, GSA gathered input to nurture geo-innovation and entrepreneurship focused on delivering tangible results for society and the economy.

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Solutions through Geoscience

GSA has partnered with NSF and the geoscience community to gather input and identify solutions to modern challenges.

Geo-Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Climate Change Solutions

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GeoHealth Solutions

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Geoscience Policy Newsletter

The Geoscience Policy Newsletter is designed to foster a community of well-informed geoscientists who are equipped to make significant contributions to policy decisions at all levels. By providing essential updates and facilitating engagement in policy advocacy, this newsletter aims to enhance the impact of geoscience in shaping sustainable and scientifically informed policies globally.

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Newsletter Archive

March 2024
January 2024

 

Policy Updates

Geothermal Energy Bills Update
Four bills related to geothermal energy regulations seek to streamline the permitting process for geothermal energy production projects on federal lands. Learn more.

Posted 5/14/2024

Bipartisan Legislation for Wildfire Mitigation
The bill would establish regional research centers at institutions of higher education tasked with developing models and technologies to address the specific needs of the region they are situated in. Read more about the bill.

Posted 4/18/2024

March 2024 Geoscience Policy Newsletter
This issue includes critical insights on legislative impacts to the NSF, USGS, and NOAA budgets, updates from the Geology and Public Policy Committee, and information on Congressional Visit Days.

Posted 3/1/2024

January 2024 Geoscience Policy Newsletter
This issue covers budget appropriations, the Geology and Public Policy Committee's October meeting, and legislation on mining reform, international travel, and earthquake hazard reduction.

Posted 1/1/2024