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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Invitation to Comment

GSA members are invited to comment on the draft of a new position statement: Ethics of Responsible Geologic Fieldwork.

Events & Briefings

Experiences of Being a Geoscience Congressional Fellow: A Primer for Applicants
Wed., 8 Dec., 3–4 p.m. EST
An opportunity to learn about the application process, what being a AAAS Congressional Science Fellow is like, and if it's the right opportunity for you. Learn more and attend.

Posted 12/3/2021

Minerals for the 21st Century Economy
Wed., 17 Nov., 1–2 p.m. ET
Please join the Coalition for Responsible Mineral Competitiveness for their inaugural virtual briefing about the critical minerals and materials essential for the 21st century economy. Learn more and register.

Posted 11/9/2021

Geoscience Policy Update Webinar
Join us for an update on science policy legislation and how you can get involved. Learn more and register.

Posted 10/4/2021


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

Support for Innovation Bills
GSA signed letters by the Science and Technology Action Committee and Coalition for National Science Funding urging Congress to complete work on innovation bills that invest in "research, development, STEM education and other aspects of our S&T infrastructure."
Posted 12/6/2021

FY23 Coalition Priorities Released
The Coalition for National Science Funding and Energy Sciences Coalition wrote letters to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) containing recommendations for funding and agency priorities in fiscal year 2023.
Posted 11/10/2021

Weather and Climate Science in the Reconciliation Package
GSA signed a letter to congressional leaders to support the proposed weather and climate science funding included in the Build Back Better reconciliation package.
Posted 11/2/2021