AGI & Partners Publish Policy Recommendations for New Administration

AGI & Partners Publish Policy Recommendations for New Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3/20/2017
 
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has signed a new consensus document, Geoscience Policy Recommendations for the New Administration and the 115th Congress. The document outlines strategies for achieving shared national interests in which geoscience plays a key role, offering recommendations around five high-level thematic areas:
  • Enhancing National and Homeland Security
  • Increasing Economic Prosperity
  • Securing Resources and Strengthening National Infrastructure
  • Supporting and Growing Strong and Resilient Communities
  • Growing a Dynamic Workforce
"AGI joins an intellectually diverse coalition to advocate on behalf of the geosciences in the federal policy process," said AGI Executive Director Allyson Anderson Book. “This consensus document demonstrates our community’s willingness to work with members of both parties to advance science-based policies that make us safer, stronger, and more prosperous.”
 
The signatory organizations include the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Association of American State Geologists, the American Geophysical Union, the American Geosciences Institute, the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the Geological Society of America, the National Ground Water Association, and the Soil Science Society of America.
 
Read the recommendations here [PDF].
 
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The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.
 
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AGI represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.

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