FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the publication of its first Geoscience Policy Annual Review, an in-depth summary of the major developments in federal geoscience policy during 2017.
Throughout the year, geoscience issues were the focus of significant action by President Trump and the 115th Congress. The Geoscience Policy Annual Review provides a nonpartisan synthesis of legislative, budgetary, and administrative actions across geoscience topics.
"2017 was an eventful year in federal geoscience policymaking. Energy and mineral resources, climate change, natural hazards, and research funding were all the subject of significant debate and action," said Maeve Boland, AGI's Director of Geoscience Policy. "This review summarizes the major developments in geoscience policy during 2017 and examines the implications for our science moving forward."
AGI encourages geoscientists to engage in the federal policy process as individuals or through their scientific or professional organizations, and it works closely with its member societies to ensure that the geosciences are strongly represented in the federal policy-making process. AGI's Geoscience Policy program tracks federal policies and publishes a Monthly Review highlighting key legislation and executive actions as they relate to the geosciences.
Read the Geoscience Policy Annual Review at https://www.americangeosciences.org/policy/annual-review. Sign up for the Monthly Review here.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 52 scientific and professional associations that represents more than 260,000 geoscientists. 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.
AGI is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.
Maeve Boland, Director of Geoscience Policy