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AGI’s Geoscience Policy and Critical Issues programs support well-informed public policy and decision making by providing information and facilitating dialogue between the geoscience community and decision makers.

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We provide decision-relevant, impartial geoscience information that is rich with links to credible and impartial sources.

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Critical Needs Document
2017 Transition Document
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Policy Publications
Research Database

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Friday, April 14, 2017
The surge in recent years of earthquake activity associated with some oil and gas operations, most notably in Oklahoma, has spurred a range of actions and responses from state geoscientists and regulators. States have taken measures to monitor these...
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), in collaboration with many other geoscience societies, invites members of the geoscience community from across the nation to come to Washington D.C. for the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Days (Geo-...
Cover image of GWG 2017 Transition document; Image credit: American Geosciences Institute
Geoscientists gather and interpret data about the Earth and other planets, providing the data, tools, and expertise to help solve some of America’s greatest challenges. The policy proposals laid out in this document are centered around five high-...
We encourage everyone to review the Principles and Goals of the March and to decide if you wish to participate. While AGI will not be officially endorsing the March for Science, we are providing information on the March events for AGI member...
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Internships & Fellowships

Policy & Critical Issues Staff

Maeve Boland
Director of Geoscience Policy

Cassaundra Rose
Critical Issues Program Manager

Danielle Woodring
Geoscience Policy Associate

Michelle Barreto
Geoscience Policy Associate

Ben Mandler
AGI/Schlumberger Fellow in Geoscience Communication

Leila M. Gonzales
Senior Researcher

General Inquiries

Geoscience Policy: govt@americangeosciences.org

Critical Issues: cipinfo@americangeosciences.org